Homicide Detectives Continue Investigation Into Suspicious Car Fire In Coogee

Three people were found dead


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WA homicide detectives are continuing to investigate a suspicious car fire that killed three people in Coogee yesterday.

Police were called to the scene at around midday yesterday after fire fighters responded to reports of a blaze at John Graham Reserve.

After containing the blaze, police covered the vehicle with a tarp as they investigated the contents of the car.

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One person was initially confirmed dead with police later revealing three bodies were found inside the vehicle.

Homicide investigators are currently trying to determine whether the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.

A witness spoke with nine news yesterday saying he heard a number of gunshots prior to emergency services arriving on the scene.

“First four shots sounded like gunfire, then there was a pause and then maybe another three shots after that, then it sounded like the car burning after that,” he said.

Police are asking anyone who may have visited the reserve between the hours of 11AM and 12PM on Monday morning to contact police. 

Anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage of the incident are also being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Georgie Marr

15 March 2022

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