A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his estranged partner, his former neighbour and his brother-in-law after police found a suitcase in his home and an empty suitcase in a garage.
The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at his home in the town of Abergavenny in the north-east of the country.
He was released on bail and police said he was not in danger.
Abergawl police Chief Constable Paul O’Sullivan said: “It appears to have been a cold-blooded murder of three people in their own home.”
The man was living with his estranged partners partner in Abergavon at the time of the murder, and his former neighbours in Blyth in the east of the county have been contacted.
“We have had multiple leads in the case over the past week, but have now secured a search warrant.”
Our thoughts are with the family of the three victims and their loved ones, who will be devastated.
“It is also with sadness that we will learn that the man arrested is the father of two of the deceased.”
He has been given bail pending further inquiries and we will be releasing further details in due course.”
Abergavons detective team was called to the home at 6:00pm on Wednesday after the police received a call from the man.
He said: I am not going to be here for another four hours and I am going to take a shower and get some rest.
He said the man was found in the garage and police went back to the house to carry out an investigation. “
I was able to hear the police sirens, I looked up and there were officers standing at the front of the house and they said to get down on the ground and they were standing there and they had a body,” he said.
He said the man was found in the garage and police went back to the house to carry out an investigation.
“There was an empty suitcase on the floor, the man had obviously put his hands in the suitcase, he had obviously pulled out a gun and he was pointing it at the officers.
I don’t know how many officers were there and how many weapons were involved, but we have a suspect,” he added.
Mr O’Neill said police were working closely with Abergaunny Police and Crime Investigation Unit detectives, who are working to identify the deceased person.
Police were called to Abergaverys house at 7:00am and the man fled the scene.
The investigation is continuing.