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Family Dartmoor fall deaths

Police have launched a murder investigation following the deaths of a mother and her son at Dartmoor and the discovery of a second child at the family's home.

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Murder investigation after three found dead in Dartmoor

Police have launched a murder investigation following the deaths of a mother and her son at Dartmoor and the discovery of a second child at the family's home.

The 24-year-old woman, named in reports as Katharine Hooper, and her five-year-old son died after falling from rocks at Haytor in Devon - one of Dartmoor's most famous landmarks which is popular with walkers and climbers.

The body of a two-year-old boy was later found at her home address in Dukes Close, Paignton.Devon and Cornwall Police said they have launched a murder investigation led by the force's major crime investigation team.

We are keeping an open mind about all three deaths, but at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may have any information or might have been in the Haytor area earlier today, Friday.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Burgan

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