Charges to be laid over killings
MURDER charges are likely to be laid within the next 48 hours over the gruesome killing of three people in Sydney's south-west on Sunday, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said on Monday.
The NSW Police set up Strike Force Elcho on Monday to investigate the horrific deaths of three people and two dogs in a home in St Johns Park.
Mr Scipione told reporters he expected charges to be laid against a 44-year-old man over the murders within 48 hours of Monday morning.
The state's Crime Command Homicide Squad was also helping the Elcho team with the investigation.
The three killed in the case were believed to be a 61-year-old woman, a 71-year-old man and a 42-year-old man.
Various media reports identified the victims as Paulo Novosadek, his wife Olga and son Raul, but the police would not confirm or deny their identities on Monday.
The bodies were found in the main bedroom of the home, and forensic officers removed "several objects" from the home including a knife, for examination.
A statement from police said investigators were still yet to speak to the suspect due to his medical state.
"A crime scene remains in place and the processing of the scene is expected to take a number of days," it reads.
The two dogs were believed to be Chihuahuas.