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Women and children among five people found dead in Perth home

Women and children among five people found dead in Perth home

Police in Western Australia are at the scene of what they describe as a tragic incident at a home in the Perth suburb of Bedford.

A spokesman for WA Police said: "Attending police discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children believed to be up to five persons. Whilst the scene is yet to be forensically examined it is believed up to five deceased are located at that scene".

"The exact numbers and genders are unknown at this stage", he said.

Investigators are now searching the home for evidence, and police could not provide any further details on the victims.

Mr Steel stressed that this was very early in the investigation so he could not provide many details.

Specialist forensic police are expected to continue a meticulous examination of the crime scene on Monday.

"It's taken us by complete shock", she said.

"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".

A forensic team will be investigating the scene.

"I can assure people that the Western Australian Police force are conducting a thorough and proper investigation to determine what events led to this tragic matter".

"It's just so sad, they've got young kids - it's horrific on every level" neighbour Maria Manfredini told WA Today.

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

Shine Joseph said the roads were clear when he left his home on Fort Street this morning.

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

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.

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

In May, a 61-year-old man killed his wife, daughter and four grandchildren, before killing himself.

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