Women and children among dead in 'tragic' Perth massacre

Women and children among dead in 'tragic' Perth massacre

In a statement, WA Police said the man walked into a regional police station and "provided some information" which led police to attend the Coode Street home.

Police did not confirm if he was related to the victims.

"Sadly at that location, police have located the bodies of a number of deceased people including women and children", Assistant Commissioner Steel said.

Homicide detectives are continuing to comb a house for clues after five people, believed to be two women and three children, were found dead in a Perth home.

"It does send a ripple through the community of Western Australia".

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

It was later alleged that Peter Miles killed his family members before ending his own life, but that is yet to be officially confirmed by a coroner.

Mr Steel said on Sunday the forensic police and the homicide squad were undertaking a "meticulous" investigation of the Bedford crime scene which "could take a number of days".

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Neighbour Desrae Cambos said the family, which seemed close-knit, had lived at the house for about four years with the father running a lawn-mowing and landscaping business.

It is also unclear how long their bodies had been inside the home before the grim discovery.

"While the scene is yet to be forensically examined it is believed that up to five deceased are located at that scene", Mr Steel said, adding that there was at least one woman among the dead.

Assistant Commissioner Steel said officers were still working to determine the timeline of what happened. It has taken everyone by surprise, we are all in complete shock.

"This is a very close community", she said.

Maria Manfredini, a long-term resident in the area, described the incident as "tragic on every level".

Police have blocked off traffic around the home and forensic officers are onsite.

The incident comes after a family murder-suicide in Margaret River earlier this year.

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