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In Weird Coincidence, Murdered Family Was Profiled in 'Sun-Times' Real Estate Feature

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In Weird Coincidence, Murdered Family Was Profiled in 'Sun-Times' Real Estate Feature

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Last month, the five members of the Vaughn family smiled out from a photo in the section front of the Chicago Sun-Times Real Estate/HomeLife section.

Friday, the same photo was on the front page of the Sun-Times -- alongside a story reporting that mom Kimberly Vaughn, 34, and children Abigayle, 12; Cassandra, 11; and Blake, 8; had been found shot to death in their sports utility vehicle in Channahon, about 45 miles southwest of Chicago.

Dad Christopher Vaughn, 32, was found nearby in a another SUV, with a gunshot wound in his thigh.

News accounts said he told investigators the family had stopped their vehicles along the road to secure some luggage, and that his wife suddenly began firing a handgun. Christopher Vaughn said he fled, and that when he returned, he found Kimberly and the children shot to death.

Friday, authorities said Christopher Vaughn's wound had been treated and he was allowed to leave Illinois State Police headquarters in Lockport at about 1:40 a. …

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