Toddlers among four found dead in central England

LEICESTER, ENGLAND: British police on Sunday said they are investigating the deaths of four family members, among them a two-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy.

The first body of a 32-year-old man was found on Friday evening in Watermead Country Park, a network of artificial lakes to the north of Leicester in central England.

On Saturday afternoon, three more bodies were found at a residential property on Jersey Road in Leicester. They were identified as a 24-year-old woman, a three-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. All the fatalities are believed to have been members of the same family.

"None of the deceased has yet been identified," said a spokesperson for Leicestershire Constabulary. "No causes of death have been established at present, but the deaths of the woman and children are being treated as suspicious."

The deaths appeared to have been the result of a murder-suicide, although police did not confirm nor comment on this possibility. "Enquiries are at an early stage, but officers are not looking for anyone else at this time," the spokesperson added.

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