'Up To' Five Found Dead In Perth Home
A man in his 20s is currently in custody.
Up to five people have been found dead at a home in Perth's north-east, in what police have called a "tragic event."
"Sadly at that location police have located the bodies of a number of deceased people including women and children," Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said.
"Whilst the scene is yet to be forensically examined it is believed up to five deceased are located at the scene."
Police attended a home on the corner of Fort St and Coode St in Bedford around midday AWST after a man presented himself to a regional Western Australian police station early on Sunday morning, Steel told reporters.
The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, is currently in custody and assisting police with their inquiries. The relationship between the man and the deceased is not yet known.
"This is a tragic event and it will no doubt have an impact not only the family and friends of the deceased but for the whole of the community, those first repsonders who are faced with attending a scene with multiple deceased people," Steele said.
A neighbour told Ten Eyewitness News the property is home to a couple and their three young children.
Forensic police and the homicide squad were undertaking a "meticulous" investigation of the Bedford crime scene which "could take a number of days."
Police said there is no ongoing safety concerns for the community.
Maria Manfredini, who lives at the property behind the property where the incident occurred, said she was shocked by the tragedy.
"It's so calm, so quiet, that something so tragic has taken place is just horrific on every level," she told reporters.
“This is a very close community. It’s always been so calm and peaceful. We never would’ve expected anything like this at all."
The incident comes after the murder of a mother and her two children in Ellenbrook in July, and the family murder-suicide in Margaret River which left seven people dead in May.