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Police: Woman, teen, dog found dead in Waukegan home; man arrested

Updated: June 9, 2014 7:36AM

Police found a woman, disabled teen girl and dog dead in a townhome in north suburban Waukegan Sunday night.

Officers went to the home after a man called police to tell them he had just killed his family and was going to kill himself, according to the Waukegan Police Department.

An emergency dispatcher received the call about 6:15 p.m. from a townhome in the 4100 block of Continental Drive, said Waukegan police Cmdr. Joe Florip. When officers arrived, they found what is believed to be a suicide note on the front porch, Florip said.

Officers went inside and found a man, 53, who was immediately taken into custody and given medical attention for what are thought to be self-inflicted wounds, Florip said.

As police continued the search of the residence, they found a woman, 50, and girl, 17, both dead, Florip said. A dog was also found dead.

Florip said that police believe the three to be husband, wife and daughter.

Florip would not specify the type of wounds the man had nor how the woman and girl died.

A representative from the Lake County Coroner’s office could not be reached Sunday night to confirm the deaths.

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