Two children found dead at Madeley home in Perth, mother under arrest

| 26.10,19. 12:28 PM |

Two children found dead at Madeley home in Perth, mother under arrest

Photo: The bodies were found at a house in Madeley, about 20 kilometres north of Perth's CBD. (ABC News: Emily Piesse)

Two young girls have been found dead at a home in Madeley, in Perth's northern suburbs, and their mother has been arrested in connection with their deaths.
Police are at the home, in Bogdanich Way.
A police spokesman said the children were aged six and 10, and were found after police were called to the house at about 6:00pm yesterday after neighbours raised concerns.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said the children's mother had been arrested at a nearby beach at about 8:40pm and was under guard in hospital.
"It appears that she has self-inflicted wounds that are non-life threatening, and as a result she is not able to be interviewed at this time," he said.
He said the cause of the children's deaths would not be known until police and medical experts had thoroughly examined the scene.
He said the children's father was helping police with the investigation.
"This is a tragic event and our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of the children," he said.
"Tragically for first responders, finding the bodies of two young children would have been a terrible thing to have to go through.
"We all have kids … it's actually the fact that we all have children in our lives that makes this so relatable."
He said the event would "send a ripple through the fabric" of the local community and Western Australia in general.
Homicide detectives were conducting a thorough inquiry, with the help of forensic police, who were "meticulously working their way through the crime scene".
Commissioner Steel said the family was not known to police.
Part of Bogdanich Way was cordoned off this morning as detectives combed the property, which is in a new residential estate.
An evidence collection station was set up on the front verge of the house in the otherwise quiet neighbourhood.


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