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Family Of Five Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide On Australian Farm

Local police believe father shot and killed wife and three children.

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A man's body has been found at the same farm where a woman and three children were shot dead in a suspected murder-suicide near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.

Les Smith / Via The Daily Advertiser

The bodies of Kim Hunt, 41 and three children Fletcher, 10, Mia, 8, and Phoebe, 6 were found on Tuesday, on the family farm at Boree Creek, sparking a community-wide alert for the father, Greg Hunt.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hunt's body was found in the farm's dam along with a firearm.

#Lockhart update: Police to hold a 3pm press conf after a body was recovered from a dam >> http://t.co/365DKM79eJ

Peter Brown@SydneyEditor

#Lockhart update: Police to hold a 3pm press conf after a body was recovered from a dam >> http://t.co/365DKM79eJ

2:45 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Local police described the farm as a "horrific scene" and reportedly found a suicide note on Wednesday.

Police describe the murders of a mother & 3 young children as 𠆊 horrific scene': http://t.co/0ZXMOlSoKv #TenNews 5pm

Sandra Sully@Sandra_Sully

Police describe the murders of a mother & 3 young children as 𠆊 horrific scene': http://t.co/0ZXMOlSoKv #TenNews 5pm

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The murder-suicide tragedy has gripped the small Riverina community of Lockhart, with the local newspaper publishing tributes to the victims.

Touching tributes to Kim Hunt from her colleagues this morning http://t.co/cPluqpS0Ri @DailyAdvertiser #boreecreek

Emily Sweet@Online_Em

Touching tributes to Kim Hunt from her colleagues this morning http://t.co/cPluqpS0Ri @DailyAdvertiser #boreecreek

11:34 AM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kim Hunt is being remembered as a 'bubbly', active member of the local community who worked as a registered nurse at the Lockhart Multi Purpose Service since 2000.

"Both council and the whole community are devastated by this heartbreaking event and we offer our sincere condolences to family members and friends," said Lockhart mayor Peter Yates to the Daily Advertiser.

Mr Yates called the incident a 'dreadful loss to the community' and that "We need to stick together through this trying period."

Mum, three children shot dead on rural #NSW farm. Hunt for missing father. http://t.co/U6z2yi22w8

Greg Barila@GregBarila

Mum, three children shot dead on rural #NSW farm. Hunt for missing father. http://t.co/U6z2yi22w8

10:09 AM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In regards to the recent tragedy within our family.All that can be felt is an indescribable numbness and all encompassing, heart wrenching sadness with losing my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and nieces.My most beautiful, spirited sister, Kim, whom I idolized and adored; my dear brother in law, Geoff, who was incredibly generous and kind-hearted; my beautiful nephew and nieces Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe, who I cherished and thought of as my own children. All are loved dearly. The void that is left in our lives is immeasurable. They are profoundly missed.We have had overwhelming support from family and friends as well as the local community and beyond. I cannot express enough appreciation for this kindness.Thank You.Please give a hug to those you love and count your blessings that they are with you.

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