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Three people feared dead as homicide police investigate burnt out car at John Graham Reserve, Coogee

Three individuals are feared lifeless after not less than one physique was present in a burnt out automotive at a park widespread with households in Perth’s south.

The Division of Fireplace and Emergency Providers was known as to John Graham Reserve in Coogee round 11.45am Monday after studies of a automotive on fireplace.

Watch extra on the unfolding tragedy within the video above

Firefighters extinguished the flames earlier than calling police round 12.10pm.

Police confirmed not less than one particular person was discovered lifeless.

Nevertheless, it’s believed three individuals have been found contained in the automotive.

7NEWS understands they have been the our bodies of two youngsters and an grownup from the identical household.

At least one body has been found in a burnt car.
At the very least one physique has been present in a burnt automotive. Credit score: 7NEWS
Forensic police have swarmed the area as they investigate the incident.
Forensic police have swarmed the realm as they examine the incident. Credit score: 7NEWS

A serious murder investigation has been launched as forensic police and detectives swarm the realm, with greater than a dozen officers getting ready to work all through the evening to find out how the tragedy unfolded.

A number of individuals on the park noticed the surprising blaze, however have been fully unaware of the tragedy contained in the automobile.

“I’m very shocked,” one man informed 7NEWS.

“I believed this automotive had caught on fireplace, I didn’t know there was a physique or somebody was in there.”

“I noticed actually burning massive flames after which out of the blue got here an enormous sound and flames turned larger additionally,” one other witness stated.

Homicide squad is leading the operation, it’s being supported by the Arson Squad and Department of Fire and Emergency services.
Murder squad is main the operation, it’s being supported by the Arson Squad and Division of Fireplace and Emergency companies. Credit score: 7NEWS
Homicide detectives have set up for the night.
Murder detectives have arrange for the evening. Credit score: 7NEWS
Police inspect the burnt out car.
Police examine the burnt out automotive. Credit score: 7NEWS

The reserve is a well-liked space inside Woodman Level the place households can use grassed picnic areas and playgrounds.

From the park, individuals can entry Woodman Level Jetty and Coogee seaside – busy places among the many widespread stretch of coast.

Police are asking anybody who was within the reserve between 11am and 12noon to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on-line by way of crimestopperswa.com.au.

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