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2 children found stabbed to death in Illinois home; mother of one victim in custody

Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET: Two children were found stabbed to death inside a Naperville, Ill., home, and the mother of one of them was taken into custody for questioning, authorities said.

Naperville police responding to a request for a welfare check on Tuesday night found the bodies of a boy and girl in a townhome. The children were believed to be her 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she had been baby-sitting, law-enforcement sources said, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Two dogs were also found dead inside the home, a source told the Naperville Sun.

“There is no reason to believe any additional subjects are at large at this time,” police said in a statement issued Wednesday morning.

A law-enforcement official told the Chicago Tribune the woman had been distraught for several days after the death of her father. 

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