Three bodies discovered in suburban home following ‘suspicious’ fire

In what police have described as ‘horrific scenes’, the bodies of three people have been found inside a Canberra home following a suspicious blaze.

Fire crews made the shock discovery about 8.45am on Monday after responding to reports of smoke appearing from the roof of a home in Bonner.

Local media report a woman and two children lived at the property, however police have not confirmed the ages or genders of the deceased.


“At this time the identities of the deceased persons have not been confirmed,” police said in a statement.

ACT Policing Superintendent Scott Moller said initial investigations suggest the fire was deliberately lit.

“We can say that after our investigation last night that the fires were deliberately lit,” Superintendent Moller said.

“We’re investigating all avenues. This investigation is complex… it’s going to be a significant investigation and will be ongoing for some time and we’ll be following every lead that we can.”

A crime scene will remain in place while ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations conduct further enquiries.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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