A woman from Perth has died after she was found by her children after being locked inside a car for almost four hours.

Key points:A woman was found unconscious in a car after being trapped in the back of a stolen carKey points Police say the woman’s son is still in hospital with a broken neck after being struck by a car.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Perth’s Royal Perth HospitalEmergency services say they are still trying to find out what happened to the car, which was stolen from a house in Goulburn, north-west of Perth, at about 8:30am on Sunday.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was discovered inside a vehicle after her two young children called police from a neighbour’s property in Gullberg on Saturday.

The car was stolen at about 7:00am and is believed to have been used to rob the house of their parents.

Police say the mother was found to be unconscious in the vehicle and her son was taken to hospital.

They say they still have a few questions to answer about the circumstances surrounding her death.

The mother, who was taken into custody after the incident, was arrested on Sunday afternoon, after her son called police to report the incident.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to help identify the vehicle used in the theft.

“We have to find the vehicle,” a police spokesperson said.

“There is a lot of missing information.

It’s a mystery.

We just need to find that vehicle.”

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