A 20-year-old man found his eight siblings stabbed to death in a
horrific scene in a house in Cairns.
Police confirmed eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years
were stabbed to death earlier today.
Emergency services were called to the Murray Street residence in
Manoora at around 11:20am on Friday following reports of a woman with
It is believed the 34-year-old woman received multiple stab wounds to
the top of her body.
She is assisting police with their investigations.
Her condition is unknown.
The 34-year-old woman's cousin, Lisa Thaiday, told AAP at the scene
the children were all siblings.
The woman was their mother, she said.
Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters that the crime
scene is likely to remain in place for days.
"As it stands at the moment, there's no need for the public to be
concerned about this other than the fact it's a tragic, tragic event,"
he told reporters.
Police are urging anyone with further information to call Crime
Stoppers: 1800 333 000.
Could the mother have killed those children and tried to kill herself?
This is terrible.