Bedford suspected mass murder: Family including three children killed, police confirm

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The ages of the children and their relationship to the two adult women found at a Bedford home in Perth's east were confirmed on Monday by WA Police.

"The man now assisting police remains in custody", police said on Monday.

Forensic police and the homicide squad are undertaking a "meticulous" investigation of the Bedford crime scene which "could take a number of days".

"Attending Police discovered the deceased bodies of up to five persons including children", the statement said.

A man aged in his 20s alerted police on Sunday morning. Two months earlier, in a small Western Australian town, a man shot dead his wife, daughter and her four children in family murder-suicide.

Police attended the scene at around noon local time after the man went to a regional police station and disclosed information about the incident.

The bodies of children are among five discovered by police at a house in Western Australia.

Police said there are no ongoing safety concerns for the community.

Another neighbour told WA Today she didn't know the home's occupants personally, but would often wave and say hello as she walked past.

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

"It's just really sad that something like this can happen in such a quiet neighborhood, it's horrid on every level. poor children", Maria Manfredini, a resident in the area, told 9News. "No charges have been laid at this time".

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

"Just a normal family, you would never imagine anything like that happening", he said. "It is safe, we have grown up all our lives and this is just so sad and horrific".

Three firearms were located at the scene belonging to grandfather Peter Miles.

The tragedy comes less than two months after a mother and her two children were murdered in their home at Ellenbrook and nearly four months after seven family members were shot dead at a house at Margaret River.

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

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