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Police: Man kills mother, then self in Godfrey


GODFREY, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a man shot his 92-year-old mother to death before killing himself in the southwestern Illinois town of Godfrey.

Investigators say the bodies of Robert Yancey and his widow mother, Marion Yancey, were found in a home Wednesday after someone trying to reach them got no answer at the door. Madison County sheriff's deputies then forced their way in.

Sheriff's Capt. Brad Wells says the mother's body was found in a bedroom, and her son was found in the garage near the handgun believed to have been used in the shootings.

Wells says both had been shot once and the bodies may have been in the home for days.

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