Capel double murder: Homicide investigation underway at Birkshire Street home

Staff writersThe West Australian
Police say officers located the deceased after they were called to a Birkshire Street home this morning.
Camera IconPolice say officers located the deceased after they were called to a Birkshire Street home this morning. Credit: Greg Burke/WA News

WA’s South West has been rocked by another tragedy with police questioning a man after two people were found dead at a home in Capel.

Police say officers located the deceased after they were called to a Birkshire Street home this morning.

A 47-year-old man is currently in custody and assisting police with their investigation.

Homicide detectives are on their way to Capel, about 196km south of Perth, with officers expected to remain at the scene for several days.

It comes just weeks after the South West town of Pemberton was the centre of a murder investigation.

Local farmer John Della Franca was charged with murdering handyman Tony Ditri after the father of three vanished during a run to the rubbish tip on August 27.

Mr Ditri’s remains were found almost three weeks later.

More to come.

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