Suspect Arrested in Murder of Danville Woman

November 17, 2011

Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of Angelica Vasquez of Danville.

Champaign resident George Harold Chapman, 41, is accused of the murder. Vasquez's body was discovered on Sept. 27, 2011 on the 1400 Block of Rising Road in Champaign. An autopsy revealed that she had died from suffocation. Police say Chapman bound Vasquez's hands and had attempted to destroy evidence by burning her body.

With assistance from the Champaign Police Department's detective division and the United States Marshal's Office, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office investigators located Chapman in South Carolina on Thursday at around 7:30 a.m. He will be extradited to Champaign County, and arraigned on murder charges.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office maintains that it is still pursuing the investigation both in Champaign County and out of state.

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