Australian police officers were faced with a gruesome scene after entering a home and discovering at least five people dead inside of it.
The incident took place in Bedford, Australia, this Sunday morning, September 9, 2018, in Coode Street, a reportedly quiet neighborhood.
According to 9News, the police was alerted to the situation after a man in his 20s went to a regional West Australian police station.
The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, is now in custody as law enforcement is investigating the case. Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel has revealed that 'up to' five bodies have been found.
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So far, the ages and genders of all the victims haven' been disclosed, but it has been reported that at least one of them is female and some are children.
Steel said that the 'tragic event will no doubt have an impact not only on the family and friends of the deceased but on the whole community,' as well as those who first responded to the situation.
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An investigation has been opened and police are now examining the home for evidence, and no further details regarding the victims have been shared.
Neighbors were shocked by the discovery and seeing the heavy police presence on the suburban street made them realize that their once safe neighborhood isn't as calm as they believed it to be.
According to some of the residents, the family's children could often be found playing in the front yard but that they hadn't been seen for the past week.
This tragedy comes just a few weeks after Christian Rivera admitted to having kidnapped and murdered Mollie Tibbetts, who was missing for over a month after disappearing on July 18, when she left her boyfriend's house to go for a jog.