On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at approximately 8:16 p.m. the Rock Island Police Department responded to a residence in the 1200 block of 11th Street in reference to a 14 year old female stabbing victim.
Responding officers locatedthe victim and rendered first aid until Rock Island Paramedics took over and transportedher to Unity Point Trinity Hospital in Rock Island for treatment. The victimwas then transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals where she succumbed to herinjury.
An 18 year old female, JimenaJinez, of Rock Island was identified as a suspect. Jinez was subsequentlyarrested in the morning hours of Thursday, December 31, 2020 by CriminalInvestigation Division Detectives at an address in rural Rock Island County. Jinezis being charged with 1st Degree Murder and will be remanded to Rock Island County Jail pending a first court appearance.
ARRESTEDJimena Jinez, 01/14/2002
The deceased victim’s identity is not being released at this time.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500 or using the P3 Tips app.