Bloomington’s Melissa Ostrom Murder Case: Illinois Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges


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BLOOMINGTON, IL – A 41-year-old man from Danvers, Joshua D. Livingston, has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder along with other charges in connection with the death of Melissa Ostrom. 

Ostrom was first reported missing on April 17th, and her body was discovered on April 19th. An autopsy conducted by the McLean County Coroner’s office concluded that Ostrom’s death was due to strangulation.

Bloomington Police announced Livingston was indicted Wednesday and is now being held at the McLean County Jail. He faces three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, concealment of a homicidal death, and criminal damage to state-supported property.

The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective P. Diaz or Detective B. Merritt at the Bloomington Police Department. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via text or email.


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