A suspected murder-suicide was discovered after the cries of children, including a baby, were heard coming from a property, police have said.
A 26-year-old woman is thought to have been attacked and killed by her 30-year-old husband before he killed himself at the family home in the West Midlands.
A neighbour called police on Saturday afternoon after becoming concerned by the cries of three children, all aged under eight, at the address in Oldbury.
DI Jim Munro said West Midlands police were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
“This is a truly tragic incident. It’s understood the woman was violently attacked before the offender took his own life,” he said.
“The timeline of exactly what happened is unclear but we believe the two people died during the morning. There were three children, including a small baby, present at the address when officers made the discovery – they are being looked after by loved ones and will receive specialist support.”
Postmortems would take place later on Monday.