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An update is expected Monday afternoon from RCMP, concerning the deaths of five people from the Carman area. 

The five people who died include three children and two women.

The investigation began around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday when officers responded to a report of a hit and run on Highway 3 near Carman.

When Mounties got to the scene, they found a woman’s body in a nearby ditch.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then at around 10 a.m., RCMP received a call about a car on fire on Highway 248 in the R.M. of Cartier.

While officers were on the way, a witness pulled three young children from the burning car. All three children were declared dead at the scene.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the car fire.

Officers continued to investigate, which led them to a home in Carman, where they found the body of another woman.

The suspect, who is a 29-year-old man, is in custody and there is no risk to the public. No charges have been laid.

The suspect and victims were all known to each other.

All five deaths are considered suspicious.