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Family of five found dead

| 18.07,09. 07:41 PM |

Family of five found dead

AAP July 18, 2009 3:48PM

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of an entire family including two young boys were discovered in a Sydney house.

A mother and her two sons, aged 12 and nine, were found along with the body of a 40-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man in the home in North Epping, in Sydney's northwest, on Saturday morning.

Another member of the family made the gruesome discovery before alerting emergency services.

Police say the incident is ``domestic related'' but have not issued further details.

``The cause of the deaths is yet to be established and the bodies remain in situ,'' a police statement said.

``A crime scene was established by police from Eastwood Local Area Command, with inquiries underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

``The State Crime Command's Homicide Squad is in attendance to assist with the investigation.
``A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

``A canvass is being conducted of the neighbourhood and members of the public with information about the deaths are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

``Information can be provided anonymously and in the strictest confidence.''

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