5 people, including children, found dead in Australian home, police say

5 people, including children, found dead in Australian home, police say

The bodies of twin two-year-old girls, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, their mother and their grandmother were all found in a Coode Street, Bedford property yesterday.

Officers discovered the bodies of two women and three young children in a house in Bedford on Sunday afternoon at 12pm local time.

WA Police told news.com.au the man was in custody and assisting policy with their inquiries.

Homicide detectives and specialist forensic police will on Monday continue to comb the Coode Street home for evidence and clues to what happened after the shocking discovery on Sunday.

The incident marks the third tragic event in recent months in Western Australia.

While violent crime with multiple victims is rare in the country, this was the second major incident in Western Australia this year. They were acting on information received by a man who went into the rural police station of Karratha earlier in the day.

Assistant Commissioner Steel assured the community there are no ongoing safety concerns.

'I can say there was at least one woman but I can't say more than that I'm afraid, ' he said at a press conference today.

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Police then went to the Bedford home where they discovered the bodies about midday.

"It's horrid to think that in such a handsome area, that's calm and so quiet, that something so tragic has taken place", she said.

It has taken everyone by surprise, we are all in complete shock.

"It's just horrific on every level". "No charges have been laid at this time", police said in a statement on Monday.

"This is a tragic event and will have an impact on family and friends, the community, and the emergency services who first responded to the tragic scene".

"They were a ideal family. this is a attractive neighbourhood, it's quiet", Alfie said.

A police officer stands outside a property where five people were found dead in a suburb of Perth, Australia, September 9, 2018.

The bodies of Peter Miles, 61, his 58-year-old wife Cynda, their daughter Katrina, 35, and her four autistic children with estranged partner Aaron Cockman - Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Arye, 10, and Kadyn Cockman, 8 - were found at the Miles residence.

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