THESE are the last pictures of a family found dead at home.

The bodies of the family were found at their £500,000 property in Woodmancote.

The property was home to builder Robert Needham, 42, his mother Maureen, 77, his partner Kelly Fitzgibbons, 40, and their two children Ava, four, and Lexi, two.

Yesterday, Mrs Needham confirmed the tragedy – and hinted that she may have even been in the property at the time of the deaths.

In a now-deleted Facebook post to a friend, Mrs Needham said: "It was Robert, Kelly and my lovely grandchildren that all died upstairs."

The deaths came just two days after Ms Fitzgibbons posted a series of photos on Facebook of her family out in the countryside last Friday under the heading "our walk for the day".

Sussex Police went to the three-bedroom home at 6.45pm on Sunday after receiving a call raising a welfare concern for the residents.

All four were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the dog, which was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Bill.

Detectives launched a murder probe, amid suspicions over a possible murder-suicide. Officers confirmed they are not seeking anyone else in connection with it.

Post-mortem examinations and formal identification are yet to take place, they said.

Mr Needham owned a company called Needham Building Services which specialised in domestic construction, but this was dissolved last October.

Since then he had been building an extension for his family after moving back into his mother's home.