Police treat pond deaths as murder-suicide

The death of a mother and her two children is being treated as a murder-suicide, after three bodies were found in a pond in Canberra's north.

Police recovered the bodies of the mother and her two sons from Yerrabi Pond at Gungahlin, last weekend.

"The case, at this early stage, is being treated as a murder-suicide with only the three deceased involved," an ACT police statement read.

"Because the investigation is complex and has not been completed, the circumstances surrounding the deaths have not been the subject of a detailed report to the coroner."

Police found their bodies after a bystander saw them in the water, officers later recovered a vehicle from a nearby car park.

The investigation remains ongoing, with a report being prepared for the coroner.

The findings relating to the cause of the deaths will be released once a coronial investigation has been completed.

Yerrabi Pond is a popular spot in Canberra's north and has a playground, walking and cycling paths, and a skate park.

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