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Father as soon as missing suburban Chicago children in custody

MARKHAM, Ill. – Suburban Chicago police say they have taken into custody a man who was sought after his estranged wife was shot to death and their two children were considered missing.

Markham police chief Mack Sanders says the 46-year-old Lynn Washington, was located Friday morning at a secret location. Sanders has stressed that the researchers are not calling Washington a suspect and that he was sought for questioning.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Lakisha Roby was shot to death early Wednesday. Sanders says Roby was seen arguing with Washington after leaving a club with another man.

Sanders says that the children, ages 2 and 3, were found safe Thursday at their paternal grandmother’s house. Sanders says Washington had picked from the children of a friend.

Roby had obtained the order of protection after citing abuse by Washington.

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