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Illinois sheriff: 5 were killed in murder-suicide

Sheriff: 5 people killed in small Illinois town, including 3 children, died in murder-suicide By The Associated Press

EMINGTON, Ill. (AP) ' A sheriff in Illinois says five people found dead in a small farming town were killed in a murder-suicide.

Livingston County officials identified them Saturday as a 30-year-old woman, her 29-year-old live-in boyfriend and her three children ' two in elementary school and a 10-month-old baby.

They were found shot to death Friday in Emington, a town of about 100 people about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.



Livingston County Sheriff Martin Meredith says they died in a murder-suicide, but he wouldn't identify the shooter. He says the investigation is ongoing.

Neighbors say the family moved to Emington in the last few months.


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