A father of three accused of murdering his daughters, his wife and his mother-in-law supposedly spent six days inside their house with the bodies.
Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, allegedly used multiple weapons, including knives and a blunt instrument to kill his family members on September 3 and 4.
Police will allege that Mr. Harvey first killed his wife Mara, 47, his daughter Charlotte, three, and two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix inside their home in Bedford, Perth.
When the children's grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74, arrived at the Coode Street house the next day, Harvey also murdered her.
The grasscutting franchisee allegedly remained with the bodies for the next five days, before driving 1,400 km to a police station in the remote Pilbara region.
Western Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said that the adults were allegedly killed in the kitchen, while the children were attacked in other rooms of the house.
No firearms were used, said Commissioner Dawson.
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Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, allegedly used multiple weapons, including knives and a blunt instrument to kill his family members on September 3 and 4 (in the picture are Mara and Anthony Harvey)
Pictured are Grandma Beverly Quinn (center) with Charlotte (left), 3, two twins two years old, Alice and Beatrix
Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said that the adults were allegedly killed in the kitchen, while the children were attacked in other rooms of the house (pictured)
The grisly discovery was made on Sunday after Harvey drove to the regional police station and provided information to the agents.
When the first responders arrived at the house in northeast Perth, they found the television on and then they found all five bodies.
Neighbor Richard Fairbrother said the alleged murderer and his wife were "lovely people" who took care of each other.
"The way she was with the children and the way he was with her and the children … seemed especially dedicated to the children," she said.
"If you had asked me to point to a house on the street and predict this, it would not have been that house."
Another neighbor, Alfie Cambos, said they were "just a normal family" and that they always played in the backyard.
"There were never any fights or arguments," he told Perth Now.
& # 39; They were just beautiful little children. We used to hear them play in the backyard.
When the children's grandmother, Beverley Quinn (pictured), 74, arrived at the Coode Street house the next day, Harvey also murdered her.
Pictured are Anthony Harvey and his wife Mara, 47, who was found dead along with the couple's three daughters and grandmother inside their home on Sunday.
Detectives found the bodies of Mara Harvey (pictured), 47, their daughters Charlotte, Alice and Beatrix, and their mother Beverley Quinn, 74, at their home in Bedford, Perth, on Sunday.
Harvey's sister, Taryn, issued a statement Monday reminding her beloved mother, her proud sister and bubbling and energetic nieces.
She said her sister "loved being a mother" and that her daughters were her world.
"I was so proud of each of them and I was doing a great job of raising them, their girls were their world," said Taryn.
Taryn said there were no words to explain the emptiness that the family is experiencing after the horrific murders.
"This world is a sadder place with the loss of these five beautiful people, but heaven has won five new angels."
He also thanked family, friends and the community for their support during this trial period, and asked for privacy as they mourn the losses.
Forensic police (C) and other officials remove a corpse from the crime scene in Perth
By sharing the impressive statistics while leading the media, the police commissioner revealed that 23 people have already lost their lives in Perth at events related to this year.
"Of those 23 victims, 19 of them have been women and children," said Dawson.
Professor of Criminology, Guy Hall of Murdoch University, said that recent incidents occurred in a pattern as an "imitating phenomenon" and the two main reasons behind these atrocities are revenge and depression.
"Family murders are very much related to depression, they can not cope, they can not see a future, a sense of hopelessness," Hall told WA Today.
"Then they show their frustration and anger … men will kill their own children just to teach their classmates a lesson, while it is very rare for women to kill their own children as revenge against their partners.
Mrs. Harvey (pictured), owner of the property on Coode Street, in the northeast of the city, has been described as "unlucky in love"
Homicide detectives (pictured) continue combing a house for clues after the deaths
"It's really men who do horrible things because 95% of violent crimes are committed by men."
Glynn Greensmith, of the University of Curtin, said that the report of such circumstances can spread a harmful idea.
"It's horrible and traumatic, but it's not a surprise," he told The Australian.
The father of the children, Mr. Harvey, who ran a franchise of Jim's Mowing with his wife Mara, told a neighbor that he was having financial problems and felt pressured to work even when he was sick to keep the business afloat
The couple ran the business in Morley, northeast of Perth, after having previously worked for a Sino Steel Pilbara mine.
The couple lived in the small brick house (pictured, a member of the public places a flower outside), and had his daughter Charlotte one year after Mr. Harvey proposed it in 2014.
The three-bedroom house (pictured) in Bedford, Perth, was the scene of a horrible discovery on Sunday after a man attended a police station hundreds of miles away.
Neighbor Richard Fairbrother described Harvey as somewhat socially clumsy and under pressure due to money problems.
"There were a couple of times when he was quite sick with the flu and had to get up and go to work anyway," he told me, "Fairbrother told The Australian.
"He said there would not be money unless he was out there."
Mrs. Harvey, who owns the property on Coode Street, in the northeast of the city, has been described as "unlucky in love," and her husband Anthony Harvey was 18 years younger than her.
The couple lived in the small brick house, and had their first daughter, Charlotte, a year after Mr. Harvey proposed marriage in 2014. The twins followed a year later.
The forensic police remove corpses from the crime scene. Since then, a man has been accused of the murder of the five members of the family
Located in a large corner block in the northeast of the city, Ms. Harvey bought the modest three-bedroom brick and tile house in 2008 for $ 430,000.
A compact kitchen and a large outdoor garage can be seen in the photos of the interior of the house, along with a covered backyard facing the lawn.
Both had worked for a Sino Steel Pilbara mine, and Harvey then started his own business using the income generated by sales of some of Mrs. Harvey's properties.
According to the website of his business, Mr. Harvey previously worked as a direct flight operator doing cleaning and maintenance of land.
"He had no luck in love before meeting him," a friend told WA Today.
& # 39; So [when she met Mr Harvey] It was like, "Yes, now she can start a family."
Photographs have emerged from inside the small brick house where a mother, her three young children and her grandmother were found dead (the kitchen is in the photo)
In the photos you can see a compact kitchen and a large independent outdoor garage (pictured), along with a covered backyard that overlooks the garden.
Another friend said that she was a loving mother, a "beautiful person" and a worker "hustler".
The Facebook group Perth & Districts Multiple Birth Association Inc., of which Harvey was a member, paid tribute to the victims on Monday.
"It is with a heavy heart and our deepest condolences that we are informing our community today that one of our own has been taken, in what can only be described as a shocking tragedy," they said.
& # 39; Today's news reports confirm the death of one of our members Mara, her mother, her twins Beatrix and Alice and her older sister Charlotte.
"Our thoughts and prayers go to all those who know the family and have been touched by this tragedy."
The ages of the children and their relationship with the two adult women found at the Bedford address were confirmed on Monday by the WA police
Forensic police continue their investigations after the terrible scenes in Perth on Sunday
Rebecca Della, who lives next door with her partner Richard, told Daily Mail Australia that there was no sign of anything wrong.
"Even the previous week they seemed happy and happy, I never heard them fight," he said.
Forensic police and other officials remove a body from the crime scene in Perth
A member of the public observes after placing flowers outside a property on Coode Street, Bedford
"They were quiet, except for their children who always played in the backyard, we never expected something to be wrong."
Ms. Della said that Richard went to the house a few times to see Mr. Harvey and they seemed happy.
& # 39; I suppose it's always what you least expect. & # 39;
He wondered if Mr. Harvey's gardening business had fallen on hard times and caused him stress that was bottling.
Another neighbor, Doug Robertson, said the family was quiet and kept to herself.
Detectives of homicides and specialized forensic police reviewed on Monday evidence of evidence
"We are shocked, nobody thought that something like this could happen to them."
Kimberly Shackelton said the area was a safe and secure neighborhood where you would never expect violence.
"They were just a normal, everyday family," he said.
You'd think that with something like this there would be warning signs, but they were so silent and seemed happy.
"You would never see them fight or scream, just those lovely kids playing and running around the front screaming" Daddy "when he went to work.
"Those poor children, never came to have a life."
The horrified local residents said that the victims looked like a normal and happy family & # 39; (The house appears on Coode Street in the photo)
Homicide detectives and specialized forensic police will continue to search the home for evidence and clues about what happened after the shocking discovery on Sunday.
"Depending on the size of the crime scene it will take a period of time, and it could be a number of days," said Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Region, Paul Steel.
"It's kind of tragic when incidents like this happen, it sends a wave through the Western Australian community."
The first responders have been offered access to a police chaplain to help them cope with the horrible scene inside the house, which remains sealed with police tape.
The massacre in a quiet suburb of Perth horrified residents who said the victims looked like "a normal and happy family".
The tragedy comes after a 19-year-old man was charged with murdering an eight-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and his mother in Ellenbrook in July.
In July, four children and three adults were found dead on a property in Western Australia in Osmington, Australia's worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
The bodies of Peter Miles, 61, his wife of 58 years, Cynda, his daughter Katrina, 35, and their four autistic children with their separated partner Aaron Cockman – Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Arye, 10 and Kadyn Cockman, 8 – were found at the Miles residence.
Three firearms were located in the scene belonging to the grandfather Peter Miles.
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"It's kind of tragic when incidents like this happen, it sends a wave through the Western Australian community," said Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Region Paul Steel (the photo shows the police on the spot)
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