WA man charged with murdering five people

Hannah Rogers
September 10, 2018

Twin two-year-old girls, their three-year-old sister, their mother and grandmother were found dead at a house on Sunday after a man, 24, presented himself to police.

Mara Quinn was found by homicide detectives in Coode Street, Bedford, in the city's north-east, yesterday.Her children have also been named as Charlotte, aged three, and two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix.

Police forensics at the home of the family found dead in Perth.

Their bodies were discovered at the home on Coode Street in Bedford on Sunday after a man, aged in his 20s, went to a regional WA police station and told officers of the location.

Mr Harvey's lawyer Max Crisp agreed for his client to appear via video link.

"Depending on the size of that crime scene that will take a period of time, and it could be a number of days", he said.

A bouquet of red roses with a card saying "rest in peace, neighbours" has been placed against a light pole near the house.

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Neighbours were in disbelief at the news and said young children lived at the address.

"So [when they got together] it was like "yay, now she gets to start a family". Ms Quinn's mother was named in reports as Beverley Quinn, 74.

"Our heart goes out to the family and friends of all involved and also to the first responders who had to witness that frightful situation", he said.

An elderly man who has lived in the neighbourhood for decades said it was usually tranquil.

"This is a tragic event and it will no doubt have an impact not only the family and friends of the deceased but for the whole of the community, those first responders who are faced with attending a scene with multiple deceased people", West Australian police assistant commissioner Paul Steel said.

"We have limited resources, we are constantly looking at new ways that we can apply those resources to provide the appropriate level of support", Mr Cook told reporters.

"I want everyone just to hug their kids, hug their family ... it's very upsetting. This is a awful event and it's very upsetting".

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