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The Latest: School officials: Children killed loved sports

The Latest on the slayings of four people in Sacramento (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Sacramento school officials say the two siblings killed along with their mother and another woman were fifth and eighth-graders who loved sports.

Sacramento City Unified Board President Jay Hansen and Superintendent Jose Banda said in a statement Sunday that 11-year-old Alvin Vasquez loved basketball.

The fifth grader had recently transferred from John Cabrillo Elementary School to Sutterville Elementary School.

They say his sister, 14-year-old Mia Vasquez, was a goalie on her school's soccer team. She was an eight-grader at Sam Brannan Middle School.

Hansen and Banda say crisis team counselors will be at the three schools on Monday to help children deal with the loss.

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12:40 p.m.

A former co-worker says a California woman who was killed along with her two children had problems with her husband "like any relationship."

Sheila Stewart says the couple "had split in the past" but she had never heard about any physical abuse.

Coroner's officials said Sunday that the victims are 45-year-old Angelique Vasquez; her 14-year-old daughter Mia Vasquez; her 11-year-old son Alvin Vasquez; and 21-year-old Ashley Coleman.

Stewart says she heard about Angelique Vasquez's death through another colleague in human resources at California's Employment Development Department.

The man arrested in connection to the killings, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, also worked for the state agency. But police haven't commented on his relationship with the victims or named a possible motive.