Saint-Owen – The inhabitants of the small suburb of Crestfield on the western outskirts of Saint-Owen, Glorionis were today in shock when police discovered the remains of four individuals within a house in the locality. It is believed that all four are members of the same family, with two of the deceased being children.
The identities have not yet been confirmed, nor have causes of death, but police on the scene have confirmed that they are treating the deaths as suspicious, with unconfirmed reports from the force suggesting that murder-suicide is the most likely option at the moment. It is not being considered home invasion, and nor are they actively looking for other suspects, a police spokeswoman did say on-record – likely in an attempt to ease any fears that may have grown amongst residents in the otherwise peaceful community.
Premier of Glorionis, Madeline Chalke MSA, at a public event a number of kilometers away,expressed sorrow at the news when asked, and said her “thoughts are with the deceased and all those that knew them” before saying that she expected the Glorionis State Police would “treat the case with the respect it demanded”.
If the reports of murder-suicide are confirmed, this will be the fifth such incident of so-called “family annihilation” in Glorionis this past year to date. Questions will likely be asked of Premier Chalke about these increased occurrences and what the government might be able to do, particularly with regard to mental health provision, to reduce these types of horrific crimes from taking place.
ADAM KING, Crime & Justice Correspondent