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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities in central Illinois say the son of a missing Bradley University professor and her husband is among two men arrested in the connection with their deaths.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says 21-year-old Jose Ramirez is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron. Twenty-year-old Matthew Roberts is charged with obstruction of justice and concealment of a homicidal death.

The sheriff didn’t go into details on what led to the arrests but said they were based on a confession. Efforts to recover the victims’ bodies are underway.

Asbell says deputies found blood inside the Princeville home of the couple after being called there Sunday night by a relative.

Asbell said the couple, who are both 63, last reported to work on Thursday at the university in Peoria. Brill de Ramirez is an English professor, while Ramirez Barron works in the school’s information technology department.

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