Wife and children killed

Outcry after family of ex-rugby player die in fire

Mr Baxter's wife Hannah and their three children were killed by the blaze on Wednesday. He also died at the scene.

Some Australian media say he doused the white SUV in petrol and set it alight before stabbing himself.

But police say it is too early to be sure how the fire started.

"How the fire actually occurred has not been ascertained at the moment so for us to call it a murder-suicide or a tragic accident, it's inappropriate at this stage," Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said.