Children among five found dead at home in Perth, Australia

Sep 10, 2018, 04:41
Children among five found dead at home in Perth, Australia

Officers were called to the scene at Coode Street where they "discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children", police said in a statement.

The man who presented to the regional station is in police custody and assisting with their inquiries.

It's believed the man was known to the women and children, although police have not confirmed this.

"It is a tragic thing when incidents like this occur".

Assistant Commissioner Steel said police were trying to identify relatives to notify them.

The Coode St address and surrounds have since been sealed off. Homicide detectives and forensic analysts have erected a pavilion on the street, near the intersection with Fort Street, as they initiate their investigations.

Police also have not said how the women and children died and it's still to be determined how long the bodies had been there.

"I have been to their house a couple of times, they have been to ours a couple of times...and yeah, you get to know them a little bit", he said.

"This is a tragic event that will have no doubt have an impact, not only on the family and friends of the deceased, but for the whole of the community, those first responders who were faced with attending a scene with multiple deceased people".

Streets in the area are still locked down but West Australia Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Steel said there are no safety concerns for the public and no suspects are at large.

Locals said a young family lived at the house, with an older woman visiting regularly.

The police chaplain was at the scene to give support to officers involved in the gruesome discovery and investigation.

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

The ages and gender of those found were also not revealed.

Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania.

When officers went to the house, they found Michelle Petersen and her son, Rua, dead, and her daughter Bella in a critical condition.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Apple Prices May Rise Due To My Tariffs

    Apple Prices May Rise Due To My Tariffs

    Trump said Friday that tariffs on China worth $200 billion would "will take place very soon depending on what happens". Apple said the tariffs would raise the cost of its US operations and put it at a disadvantage to foreign rivals.
    The British police tracked the route the suspects in the poisoning Skrobala

    The British police tracked the route the suspects in the poisoning Skrobala

    They also released photographs of a fake perfume bottle they said was used to smuggle the deadly nerve agent into England. He tried to put the bottle, and applicator inside, back together at his home on Muggleton Road three days later.
    The Eagles confirm they trolled Tom Brady with Philly Special 2.0

    The Eagles confirm they trolled Tom Brady with Philly Special 2.0

    Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks had 1½ sacks in his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon last October. RED ZONE WOES: The Falcons were 1 for 5 in the red zone after struggling inside the opponents' 20 past year .
  • CBS Chief Les Moonves Was Reportedly Obsessed With Ruining Janet Jackson

    CBS Chief Les Moonves Was Reportedly Obsessed With Ruining Janet Jackson

    Moonves ordered MTV and VH1 (both Viacom properties) and all owned-radio stations to stop playing Jackson's songs and videos. Moonves is now reportedly negotiating his exit from CBS in the wake of the #MeToo accusations against him.
    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Just like modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made soccer all the more popular in the United States of America. Still unsure? The series has been shown online since 2010, and the demand to watch it shows the growth is likely to continue.
  • [Breaking] Large military parade marks NK founding day: intelligence officials

    [Breaking] Large military parade marks NK founding day: intelligence officials

    Sunday's parade came just days after a high-level South Korean delegation had returned from a meeting with Kim in Pyongyang. The parade held in Kim Il-Sung Square focused more on conventional weapons instead, such as tanks and rocket launchers.
    Brazilian Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro Stabbed at Campaign Event

    Brazilian Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro Stabbed at Campaign Event

    Ciro Gomes, labor candidate, showed solidarity for his political opponent and repudiated "violence as political language". But Bolsonaro also faces trial before the Supreme Court for speech prosecutors claim incited hate and rape.
    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
  • Serena Williams Meltdown at 2018 US Open Women's Final

    Serena Williams Meltdown at 2018 US Open Women's Final

    We have never discussed signals. "I know everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this", said Osaka. During the next changeover (when the players switch serving sides), a frustrated Williams approached Ramos a second time.
    Pakistan army chief Bajwa bats for ‘self-determination’ in J&K

    Pakistan army chief Bajwa bats for ‘self-determination’ in J&K

    The presence of the Indian Army in civilian areas of Kashmir led to human rights violations, said the Pakistan prime minister. Pakistan was the ally of the USA during the Cold War as it fought the American war with the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
    Elon Musk smokes weed on the Joe Rogan Experience

    Elon Musk smokes weed on the Joe Rogan Experience

    Tesla is now worth roughly $21 billion less than it was in the immediate aftermath of Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet. Clips of the unexpected smoke break have quickly gone viral, catching the attention of Musk's friends and business partners.
popular