It is believed police have found the bodies of a man from Gloucestershire and his three children in Pontesbury, Shropshire.
Ceri Fuller, who was 35, left his home in Milkwall, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, last Thursday with his 12-year-old son Sam and his daughters Becka, 10, and Charlotte, six, who is also known as "Charlie".
Gloucestershire Police launched a missing persons inquiry and appealed for sightings of Mr Fuller and his children.
– West Mercia Police Spokesman
West Mercia Police are investigating the deaths of an adult and three children after the discovery of four bodies in the Pontesbury area of Shropshire this morning.
The bodies were found in a wooded area by a police officer shortly before 10am today.
Police have sealed off the area and forensic examinations are taking place.
– GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY SPOKESPERSON
Officers searching for missing man Ceri Fuller and his three children, from the Forest of Dean, have been made aware of the discovery of four bodies in Pontesbury, Shropshire, shortly before 10am this morning.
While the bodies have yet to be formally identified, Mr Fuller's family have been informed of the discovery and are being supported by police Family Liaison Officers.