A family of four was found dead on Thursday morning in Victoria Road, Bloemfontein. The discovery was made after Parkweg Police received information about a house that was burning in the area.
On arrival at the scene, after the fire brigade had extinguished the fire, four bodies, that of the father, mother, and two children were found.
The father (56) and mother (50) had no visible injuries, whilst a 17-year-old girl and 14- year-old boy were found with stab wounds and their throats slit.
Preliminary investigations suggest there was no forced entry, but the investigation continues to determine what actually transpired.
Cases of murder, inquest, and arson have been registered for further investigation. A post mortem will be conducted to determine the causes of death.