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Authorities say a central Illinois mother and daughter found dead in their home suffered gunshots and multiple stab wounds.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day says 57-year-old Cindanette Eaton died of gunshot trauma to her head and multiple stab wounds.

Her 23-year-old daughter, Lindsey Eaton, died of massive hemorrhage from multiple stab wounds.

The women were found early Friday in their Harristown home.

Cindanette Eaton's 27-year-old daughter, Casey Eaton, was wounded. She is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have arrested 27-year-old Timothy R. Giles. He's being held at the Macon County Jail on a $2 million bond on preliminary charges of murder, attempted murder, domestic battery, aggravated battery and home invasion.

It's unclear when Giles will next appear in court.

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