A meeting of community leaders has been held in Lockhart on Wednesday afternoon as the town rallies around one another amid the heartache.
The gathering came together within an hour of a man's body being pulled from the Hunt family's "Watch Hill" property between Lockhart and Boree Creek.
Wagga Local Area Commander Superintendent Bob Noble said police were working closely with Lockhart Shire Council to provide a "point of contact" for the family.
Superintendent Noble described the investigation and recovery operation as very difficult for all involved.
"We achieved everything we set out to achieve in this 24-hour period, but there's a lot more work to do," Superintendent Noble told The Daily Advertiser on Wednesday afternoon.
Police officers have been rotated this afternoon - some of them knew the Hunt family, while some lived in nearby Lockhart.
Superintendent Noble met with Lockhart mayor Peter Yates, LSC general manager Rod Shaw and some councillors on Wednesday morning and also visited St Joseph's Catholic where the three children went to school.
"There are all sorts of sad stories out there at the present time and, I guess, the police are part of that, but hopefully we can be part of the way forward," he told media at the scene.
"I spent some time at the school earlier this morning and there's little hearts breaking all over the place so our (the police) pain is relatively small (in comparison)."
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