A search has been launched for a man after a woman was found dead and her daughter left injured in what police have described as a ‘serious incident’ in Perth.
Emergency services rushed to Ulandi Court at Beckenham in the city’s south-east just before midnight on Saturday to find the woman in her 60s dead.
The woman’s daughter, aged in her 30s, was found injured at the property.
WA Police have issued a statement saying they are now trying to locate Deng David Ker, who was last seen leaving a home on the same street about 11.30pm.
Homicide squad Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Neubronner said Ker should not be approached if seen in public.
‘I urge the community to be cautious if you see Deng David Ker,’ he said.
Sgt Neubronner said police received reports of an altercation involving multiple parties at the home before the women were found.
He confirmed the women found were mother and daughter.
‘Both women are believed (to be) assaulted with an edged weapon of some sort,’ he said. ‘We are not sure what weapon it was.’
In a statement, police described the incident as ‘serious’ and believe Ker, who is known to the police, may be able to assist with the investigation.
Police said the parties involved are believed to have been known to each other.
‘Inquiries into this incident are now ongoing, including identifying the whereabouts of Deng David Ker,’ the statement said.
Ker has been described as dark-skinned, 184cm tall and having black dreadlocked-style hair.
He was last seen wearing a black and white shirt when leaving the house.
Officers have warned Ker could be armed with a weapon and people should not approach him.
Instead, anyone who sees him should immediately call police and tell them of his whereabouts.