Murder probe launched after two children, two adults and dog found dead at home

Murder probe launched after two children, two adults and dog found dead at home

The bodies of a family of four and their dog have been found at a home in a leafy village in West Sussex, prompting police to launch a murder probe.

Two adults and two children were found dead at a property in the village of Woodmancote on Sunday evening.

Officers from Sussex Police attended at around 6.45pm after receiving a call raising a welfare concern about the residents.

The force said the deaths are currently being treated as a murder investigation, but added they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

All of the victims are believed to be members of the same family, the force said, and all were pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: ‘This is believed to be an isolated incident contained to one property and in these early stages of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.’

Locals were warned they could expect to see a heightened police presence in the area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Cotton.

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