Logan Co. Town Reels from Five Homicides in Family Home

September 23, 2009

Residents of the tiny Illinois town where five family members were slain in their home are anxiously awaiting any word to settle their nerves after authorities warned them to lock their doors at night.

Investigators are following leads but no arrests have been made or suspects identified in the killings in Beason in Logan County, near Lincoln.

Logan County Sheriff Steven Nichols calls the killings "brutal homicide.'' But he's not providing details about how the family died.

Autopsies were to be conducted Tuesday, but no results have been released.

The victims include a couple and their children ages 16, 14 and 11. A 3-year-old girl also survived the attack. The girl's grandmother identified her as another of the couple's daughters.

Story source: AP

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