Two-minute triple zero call the key to Margaret River deaths

  • Two-minute triple zero call the key to Margaret River deaths

Two-minute triple zero call the key to Margaret River deaths

Aaron Cockman, the grieving father of the four children killed in a suspected murder-suicide on an Osmington property has spoken publicly for the first time today. "I don't want anyone to feel angry".

Facebook posts by Katrina and Cynda Miles, quoted by local media, referred to the children as all being autistic and homeschooled.

Mr Cockman said his former father-in-law was "an awesome man, before this all blew up".

'We have some of the tightest gun laws in the world and I think we're an example to the rest of the world that you need to have very careful and strict controls when it comes to gun ownership and gun usage, ' Mr McGowan said.

The neighbour's revelations came as the devastated family of the seven dead try to understand how it happened.

Mr Cockman, who was estranged from Katrina, said he had not spoken to Peter and Cynda "since they cut me off from my kids" but being angry served no goal.

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson stated Mr Miles was licensed to personal the weapons and investigators weren't on the lookout for every other suspects, however key forensic proof was nonetheless being combed by means of.

When they arrived, they found the bodies of Peter Miles outside the property, Cynda, 58, in the house and Katrina, 35, and her children - Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Ayre, 10, and Kayden, 8 - in a nearby converted shed they were living in.

The generally accepted definition of a mass shooting - four deaths excluding the shooter in a single event - has been met only once in Australia since then.

The newspaper also called for firearm prohibition orders that would "allow police to subject prohibited persons to warrantless searches and ban them from being in proximity to a gun".

"We are treating this as a matter in which six persons are the subject of a homicide crime scene, [while] there is a seventh person deceased".

Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles were also found, he said.

The names and ages of the victims were not disclosed, the police are investigating details of the incident.

"The phone call was made from that approximately 5.15am (local time)".

In Osmington and in Margaret River, though, there was little interest in political debates.

The police said victims would not admit a murder-suicide.

In Port Arthur, 35 people were shot dead by a lone gunman, Martin Bryant, who remains in prison.The shootings led to a comprehensive overhaul of Australia's gun laws, which drastically cut gun-related crime.

Haynes told 9 News that over the years, Cynda Miles had become a beloved member of the small community.

"Anger will destroy you", he said.