Armed and dangerous' (Black) McLean County murder defendant missing -- VICTIM Mariah C. Petracca was WHITE

Arheel's Uncle

Senior Reporter
Armed and dangerous'
perhaps some sort of dangerous black AFRICAN from a French colony in darkest AFRICA

Armed and dangerous' (Black) McLean County murder defendant missing
black suspect

BLOOMINGTON — Police are searching for a McLean County man who failed to show up for his murder trial on Monday morning, and they say he should be considered "armed and dangerous."

A no-bond warrant was issued for Michael Bakana, who is accused of killing WF 22-year-old Mariah C. Petracca and injuring another woman in a shooting outside a downtown Bloomington bar in January 2021.

"His whereabouts are unknown and he may have fled the Bloomington/Normal area," the Bloomington Police Department said in a social media post. "... If spotted, do not approach this individual, CALL 911 and report your sighting to your local law enforcement agency."

Bakana, of Normal, is described as a 44-year-old Black man, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. Police said he has a "heavy foreign accent." He has previously requested a French translator.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by texting the number 847411 with the word "BPDTIPS" and then a space, followed by the tip information.
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Arheel's Uncle

Senior Reporter

Mariah Cheyenne Petracca, 22 of Bloomington was the victim of a senseless shooting and passed at the scene on January 30, 2021.​

Mariah was born on June 23, 1998 in Englewood, Colorado. She was raised in Roselle, New Jersey and currently lived in Bloomington.

She was a member of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey in Elizabeth for 10 years. She was also a member of St. Theresa’s School Volleyball Team in Kenilworth, New Jersey. She attended Council Rock High School in Southampton, Pennsylvania and was currently attending Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.

Her son, Karson, was her world. She was an avid lover of music, dance, animals and the outdoors.

She is survived by her son Karson Beri and his father Kevin Beri of Levittown, Pennsylvania, her parents Madeline and Stephen Petracca of Bloomington, her maternal grandparents Arleen Rodden and the late William Rodden, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, February 5, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with funeral service to follow.

[There is no evidence in her family photo album of swirling, at all. No social mixing.]