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