Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has identified the victim of the apparent homicide in Centralia as 44-year-old Precious Jones.
Jones was found by a person entering her home in the 400 block of Anderson at 3:23 Saturday morning. She had sustained gunshot wounds.
Cannon pronounced Jones dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to gather more information and evidence.
Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison called in the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit to assist in the investigation. Atchison said it was not immediately clear when the shooting had occurred. Police had not received any reports of shots fired in the neighborhood prior to the discovery of the body.
Cannon and Atchison says no other information is currently being released about the investigation.
The Irvin/Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is assisting the family with arrangements.