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Sheriff: 5 found dead, not looking for suspect

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EMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- The Livingston County sheriff says authorities are not searching for a suspect after five people were found dead in the small eastern Illinois town of Emington.

Sheriff Martin Meredith says Livingston County dispatch received a call at 2:36 p.m. on Friday afternoon. He says first responders found five people, who were pronounced dead at the scene. Meredith says residents are "safe from any harm" and authorities are "not looking for anyone in this crime."

The sheriff said Coroner Michael Burke would release the names of the victims once relatives are notified.

Livingston County board member Bob Young says a man, woman and three children were found dead. He says the children include an infant, a first-grader and a fourth-grader.

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