Teen charged after mum and two children, 8 and 15, found dead at home

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murders of an eight-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and their mother at a house in a Perth suburb.

WA Police say the man will appear before Midland Magistrates Court on Monday to face three murder charges.

Police on Monday released the ages of the family. The mother was 48.

The boy and his mother were found dead inside the home and the teenage girl was found critically injured in the backyard but died on the way to hospital, police say.

The Ellenbrook property is still being processed as a crime scene. Source: AAP
Three people embrace outside the Ellenbrook property. Source: AAP

Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel told reporters in Perth on Sunday, a senior homicide squad investigating officer had said it was “potentially the most horrific crime scene he has ever been called to”.

“It is a very complex and I would say horrific crime scene.”

Police were initially called about 1.30am on Sunday to a convenience store on The Broadway before they went to the home.