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BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington woman is in McLean County jail facing charges of drug-induced homicide in connection with the death of another Bloomington woman.

Police said that at 6:20 a.m. July 2, Brandyce Mrazek, 30, was found dead at her residence in the 300 block of East Mulberry Street. The investigation led to Stephanie Mangan, 26, who was arrested and formally charged with murder on Tuesday. She remains in jail in lieu of posting $100,000 bond.

Details about Mangan's role in the death, and the drug or drugs involved, have not been released by police. 

However, Mangan has a long history of drug-related convictions. She currently has two possession of drug paraphernalia charges and a retail theft charge pending in McLean County court. She is scheduled to be in court on the murder charge on Wednesday.

According to her obituary, Mrazek was employed by Hale Cosmeceuticals in Bloomington. She attended Heartland Community Church. She graduated and volunteered at Joy Care Center's Job Partnership. She was an athlete, especially gifted at basketball. She loved fishing and enjoyed the outdoors.

The investigation into her death is continuing said Bloomington Sgt. Clayton Arnold in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

It was the 12th homicide in Bloomington-Normal this year and the second time Bloomington police made an arrest on a drug-induced homicide. Troy D. McBride, 24, admitted to selling James Dingman the heroin he ingested after a drug deal that took place March 23 in Champaign. McBride's case is pending.

If you have information regarding Mrazek's death, you are asked to contact Detective Matt Dick, 309-434-2475, or Detective Paul Jones, 309-434-2548. If you want to remain anonymous, you are asked to contact the McLean County Crimestoppers at 309-828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect, you may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.


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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow

Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.