Four members of same family including two kids found dead at village home in suspected murder

FOUR members of the same family – including two kids – have been found dead at home in a suspected murder-suicide.

Police found the bodies of two adults, two children and a dog inside the quiet village property on Duffield Lane, Woodmancote, West Sussex.

 Two adults and two children were found dead inside the property
Two adults and two children were found dead inside the propertyCredit: eddie mitchell
 Police raced to the family home after a concern for welfare call - and they found the four bodies

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Police raced to the family home after a concern for welfare call – and they found the four bodiesCredit: eddie mitchell
 Sussex Police have launched a murder investigation
Sussex Police have launched a murder investigationCredit: eddie mitchell

It is thought a father may have murdered his wife, their two children and family pet before taking his own life.
It came after cops warned of a rise in domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown.

No arrests have been made but police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Sussex Police were called to the scene at around 6.45pm yesterday by a member of the public concerned for the welfare of the family.

Officers were stunned to find the bodies at the horrifying scene.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said detectives believe the tragedy was a domestic incident confined to the family’s home.

He said, “This is believed to be an isolated incident contained to one property.

“In these early stages of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

“Local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as our enquiries continue.

“Specialist officers have been deployed to support the investigation and we’re urging anyone with any information to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult and challenging time.”

Anyone with information about the incident can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Cotton.

 Cops are treating it as murder investigation after the four bodies were found
Cops are treating it as murder investigation after the four bodies were foundCredit: eddie mitchell
 Police were called to the property on Sunday evening
Police were called to the property on Sunday eveningCredit: eddie mitchell
 Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with incident
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with incidentCredit: eddie mitchell
 Police at the scene this evening
Police at the scene this eveningCredit: eddie mitchell
 Police say the incident was contained inside the property
Police say the incident was contained inside the propertyCredit: eddie mitchell

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