WA Police has released the names of the 5 victims of the Bedford Homicide.
73 year old Beverly QUINN, 41 year old mother Mara HARVEY, Mara’s children including; 3 and a half years old Charlotte HARVEY, two twin sisters Alice HARVEY and Beatrix HARVEY.
Police Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 24 year old man with 5 counts of Murder.
He appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this afternoon via a video link conducted from Karratha Magistrates Court.
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says this terrible tragedy will have a devastating impact on immediately family members, friends, and the wider community.
“Our condolences go to the family and friends of this family who must be suffering immeasurable grief and disbelief at events from the weekend,” Mr Dawson said.
“This is the third tragedy involving multiple deaths in a family home since May. Further, to date 23 people have died in family related homicides so far this year.”
The victim’s family has released a statement written by Taryn, who’s the daughter of Beverley and Mara’s sister.
She began by thanking everyone for their assistance and kind wishes during this extremely dark and difficult time.
““We would firstly like to thank everyone for their help, support and kind wishes during this extremely dark and difficult time,” she stated.
“There are no words to explain the emptiness and loss that we feeling.”
“Beverley was a kind hearted, caring mother and grandmother and was always there for her family. She was very much family orientated and she loved her daughters and grandchildren, and would have done anything for them.”
“Mara loved being a mum and she loved her girls. She was so proud of each of them and was doing a great job of raising them. Her girls were her world.”
“Charlotte was an energetic, bubbly confident little girl who loved people and loved socializing.”
“Alice was outgoing, adventurous and cheeky, while Beatrix was at times a little bit more quiet but gave the biggest hugs.”
“This world is a sadder place with the loss of these five beautiful people but Heaven has gained five new angels.”
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