5 people found slain in southeast Texas home

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BELLVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been found slain in a home in southeast Texas.

Sgt. Paul Faircloth with the Austin County Sheriff’s Department says in a news release that deputies found the bodies of four adults and one child Sunday at a Bellville home. Faircloth says one person is in custody and is being questioned in connection with the homicides.

Authorities would not release any additional information about the slayings, including the names of the victims, their relationship, or how they were killed.

The Texas Rangers are helping with the investigation.

Bellville is a bedroom community with a population of about 4,000 about 55 miles northwest of Houston.