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Police Identify Victims in Illinois Killings

MANCHESTER, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say the five people found shot to death inside a home in a tiny central Illinois community were two young brothers, their parents and their great-grandmother.       

Illinois State Police identified the victims Thursday as 1-year-old Brantley Ralston and 5-year-old Nolan Ralston.  Their slain parents are 29-year-old James Roy Ralston and 23-year-old Brittney Luark, who was also pregnant.  The fifth victim is Luark's grandmother and great grandmother of the boys, 67-year-old Jo Ann Sinclair.        

The bodies were discovered Wednesday inside a home in Manchester, located about 50 miles west of Springfield.       A short time later the suspect in the shootings was killed in a gun battle with police. 

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