Leslie Reeves Death – Cause of Death: “She was a woman who fought and saved many who were caught in the trap of domestic violence. She was a pillar in the community who was willing to volunteer to help on any level – whether it was teaching self-defense or spending her time at the Good Samaritan House.”
Owner of All You Studio and Party Place in Troy, Illinois, Leslie Reeves was found alongside another gunshot victim with apparent gunshot wounds in a Farmersville, Illinois residence at 104 Nobbie St. on Thursday, November 25 during a welfare check by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officers.
45-year-old Leslie Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene. While the other victim who was identified as 48-year-old Christopher J. Smith was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield in critical condition.
Investigation revealed 48-year-old Robert J. Tarr of Collinsville to be a person of interest, as he had a previous dating relationship with Reeves.
Tarr has now been arrested and charged with first degree murder.