Father, 72, and his severely disabled son are found dead at home after suspected murder-suicide

Gruesome scenes as father, 72, and his severely disabled son found dead in family home after suspected murder-suicide

  • An elderly Adelaide man is suspected of committing suicide and murdering his disabled son
  • Emergency services were called to a street in West Lakes, Adelaide on Saturday
  • Detectives have cordoned off a crime scene and the investigation is still ongoing


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A father and his severely disabled son are found dead in an Adelaide home in a suspected murder-suicide.

Police and paramedics were called to a property on West Lakes in the western suburbs of the city just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The 72-year-old man and his 46-year-old son were unresponsive and despite paramedics trying to resuscitate them, they died on the spot.

Police were called to the West Lakes, Adelaide Street around 1.30pm on Saturday (file image)

Police were called to the West Lakes, Adelaide Street around 1.30pm on Saturday (file image)

Detectives investigate the ‘serious incident’ and beating neighbors in the quiet suburb.

A family of three is said to live in the house and police suspect the 72-year-old killed his son and then himself, police said. 9News.

Officers have asked residents to avoid the area.

Although they added, there is no ongoing danger to the public.

The investigation is ongoing and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

For crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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