Illinois sheriff: 5 were killed in murder-suicide

December 17, 2011 - 12:25 PM

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

The five include a 29-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man, two children 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 said Saturday that they died in a murder-suicide, but he wouldn't identify the shooter. He says the investigation is ongoing.