Women and children among corpses found in a home in Perth

Police are seen outside a property in Bedford, Perth where five bodies were discovered.

Up to five bodies have been found in a home in a suburb of Perth, just weeks after a triple fatality and an alleged family homicide-suicide earlier this year.

A man in his 20s surrendered to the police on Sunday morning before the officers went to a house on Coode Street in Bedford, where the bodies were found.

Police are investigating the deaths of up to five people found in a home in the Bedford suburb of Perth.

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The Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Region, Paul Steel, told reporters on Sunday that the police arrived at the house around 12:00 p.m. (local time) to find women and children among the dead.

"Police have located the bodies of several deceased people, including women and children, although the scene has not yet been examined forensically, it is believed that up to five people are dead in that scene," he said.

"It's kind of tragic when incidents like this happen, it sends a ripple in the Western Australian community."

The police at the scene in Bedford, WA.

The police at the scene in Bedford, WA.

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Mr. Steel did not say how the people were killed or if weapons were found and he could not confirm the deceased's ages, genders and relationship.

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.

At the time of the incident, Steel said it was "potentially the most horrible crime scene he has been called to."

In May, another family was destroyed when four children aged eight to 14 died near the Margaret River in WA. Peter Miles, 61, is suspected of gunning down his wife Cynda, 58, his daughter Katrina, 35, and their children, daughter Taye, 13, and children Rylan, 12, Arye, of 10 and Kadyn of eight, on his farm in Osmington.

Forensic police officers inspect a property in Bedford, Perth after five bodies were discovered in the house.

Forensic police officers inspect a property in Bedford, Perth after five bodies were discovered in the house.

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Mr. Steel said Sunday that the forensic police and the homicide squad were conducting a "thorough" investigation of the Bedford crime scene that "could take several days."

It is not yet known how long the bodies were there, he said.

The man remained in custody on Sunday night and is being interviewed by the police.

There are no constant concerns for the safety of the community, Steel said.

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