UPDATE: NSW Police reveal how family of four were killed

UPDATE @ October 18, 1.55pm: NSW Police have today revealed how a family of four found dead at a home in Sydney’s north were killed.

In a statement, police said they believe the family, including the pet dog, were killed by the “release of an air-borne gas.”

“It is early days in the investigation and investigators will need to wait for toxicology results and results of the post-mortems to determine cause of death, however police are looking at the possibility the family members died from the introduction of an air-borne gas,” police confirmed.


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The bodies of the 44-year-old man; 43-year-old woman; eleven-year-old girl; and ten-year-old boy were found around 11.20am after police forced their way into the home at Davidson.

Police said the bodies had no visible injuries.

Forensic police are continuing to recover evidence from the home and are appealing for anyone who believes they may be in a position to assist with the investigation to come forward.

EARLIER @ October 18, 10.15am: Police have this morning provided an update, revealing that they are not searching for any suspects after a family of four, including a pet dog, were found dead at a home in Sydney’s north yesterday.

The gruesome discovery was made around 11.20am after police were called to a house on Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive at Davidson, following a concern for welfare report.

After forcing entry into the home, police discovered the bodies of a 44-year-old man and his 43-year-old wife, along with their two autistic children, a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.

A dog was also found deceased at the home.

In an update this morning, police said the bodies had no visible injuries.

A crime scene was established at the home, which has been examined by forensic specialists.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

EARLIER @ October 17, 1.50pm: A family of four including a man, woman, two children and a dog have been found dead at a home in Sydney’s north today.

The gruesome discovery was made around 11.20am after police were called to a house on Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive at Davidson, following a concern for welfare report.

On arrival, police discovered the bodies of a 44-year-old man, 43-year-old woman, a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl inside.

A dog was also found deceased at the home.

At a news conference this afternoon, NSW Police confirmed the tragedy, with it being revealed that the two children found dead were autistic.

A crime scene has been established and the home currently being examined by forensic officers.

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