Two people have been found dead at a home in the town of Capel in Western Australia‘s south west.
A 47-year-old man has been taken into police custody and is assisting officers with their inquiries.
He is being treated at Bunbury Hospital for minor injuries.
The deceased, believed to be an elderly couple, were located in a house in Berkshire Street, Capel this morning, police confirmed.
The deceased were found inside a location at Berkshire Street, Capel (above) in Western Australia this morning, police confirmed
The street was cordoned off at Upson Street as a crime scene was established after the discovery of the bodies.
Homicide detectives are understood to be travelling from Perth to Capel, 196km south of the West Australian capital.
The discovery of the two bodies only weeks after father-of-three Tony Ditri was murdered in the the nearby town of Pemberton on August 27.
Local farmer John Della Franca was subsequently charged with his murder.
‘We have just dealt with another community in the South West that had a homicide investigation and that community is reeling,’ South West District Superintendent Geoff Stewart told the media.
‘Capel will be reeling from this. People would have seen activity today from what’s occurring and now hearing what’s occurred…
‘It is going to affect the community without a doubt.
‘Our thoughts are with the people involved, their family and the community of Capel.’
Supt Stewart urged anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers.