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Police hunt for man in slaying of his wife, 2 children in S.C.

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A man allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife, her daughter and their son and then tried to destroy the couple's antique shop before fleeing.

Police have begun a nationwide search for Michael Hilderbrand Sr., 43, and have signed arrest warrants charging him with three counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Sandra, 36; his stepdaughter, Caitlin Williams, 8; and his son, Michael Jr., 5.

The three bodies were found early Wednesday in their beds. Sandra Hilderbrand had been shot several times in the face and head and each child was shot once in the head, Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said.