Three young children and their mother have been confirmed to be the four people found dead inside a Melbourne home, police have said.
The bodies of the three siblings - aged three, five and seven - and that of the 42-year-old woman were found inside the Tullamarine property on Burgess Street on Thursday afternoon.
Police confirmed the childrens father, the husband of the deceased woman, is assisting police with inquiries but warned the public not to assume culpability.
The investigation continues.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert Hill said police are not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation.
We know that it involves a husband, a wife, and three children, Hill said.
The circumstance of this event are yet to be determined. We cannot afford to make any assumptions as to what occurred.
There is many scenarios that we need to actually explore.
But I just want to make it clear, as Ive done already - we should not assume culpability on the basis that we have a male assisting us with our inquiries.
Hill added drawing conclusions about the husband would be grossly unfair.
Police did not confirm what injuries the children and their mother suffered.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Galliott said the man was not injured in the incident and that he called emergency services.
The loss of any life is tragic. However, the loss of young lives in circumstances such as this is are difficult to comprehend.
This will have long-lasting effects on the police that have attended, on extended family, the community, the neighbourhood, the emergency services, and everybody else involved.
Police confirmed the family had no known history of violence and no charges were expected to be laid on Thursday.