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Bloomington man arrested, charged with murder after girlfriend found dead



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John Bryant, 59, is being held at the Monroe County Correctional Center on a murder charge. His girlfriend was found dead in his apartment with multiple stab wounds Monday and is believed to have been dead for several days. Courtesy Photo

A Bloomington man was arrested and charged with murder Monday after his girlfriend was found dead with multiple stab wounds in his apartment, according to a Bloomington Police Department press release. 

The press release said officers went to 59-year-old John Bryant’s apartment at about 2:15 p.m. Monday and found the 50-year-old woman on the floor of the living room covered in blankets. She had multiple stab wounds in her back. She is believed to have been dead for several days. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

BPD responded to a missing person report Saturday after the woman’s son said he had not seen or heard from her since she left their residence May 6 to go to Bryant’s apartment.

Officers were called Monday after a friend of the victim’s son said she saw the woman’s vehicle parked nearby. She said Bryant refused to allow her to enter his apartment when she knocked on his door to check if the woman was there.

Bryant was immediately detained and questioned at BPD. He was later booked into Monroe County Correctional Center on a murder charge.

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