Sheriff: Tips coming in on Ill. family slaying -

Sheriff: Tips coming in on Ill. family slaying

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in Lincoln County wouldn't say today if they are any closer to solving the slayings of five members of a family in Beason, but a homicide expert did say it's unlikely only one person was responsible for the deaths.

Logan County Sheriff Steven Nichols said at a news conference that evidence taken from the victims' home will take time to analyze.

Nichols has declined to say whether authorities are looking for more than one suspect in the deaths of Raymond "Rick" and Ruth Gee and three of their children, which authorities have attributed to "blunt force trauma."

But a former Los Angeles homicide detective said it's improbable one person would be capable of inflicting deadly force on all five victims.

Nichols has not said whether the victims were beaten and has revealed very little about the case since the bodies were discovered Monday afternoon.

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