Ceri Fuller left his home in Milkwall, near Coleford with his three children Sam, Becka and Charlotte last Thursday.
Gloucestershire Police launched a missing persons inquiry and appealed to the public to report sightings of Mr Fuller and his children.
Sam, Becka and Charlotte were found dead in a wooded area in Pontesbury this morning, with the children's father having fallen from a cliff at a nearby quarry, The Birmingham Mail reports.
'West Mercia Police are investigating the deaths of an adult and three children after the discovery of four bodies in the Pontesbury area of Shropshire this morning,' a force spokesperson said.
'The bodies were found in a wooded area by a police officer shortly before 10am today.
'The deputy coroner for Shropshire, Mr Andrew Barkley, has been informed and officers have sealed off the area. Forensic examinations of the area will take place in due course.'
The spokesperson added: 'Next of kin have been informed but we are not naming the deceased at this time.
'Formal ID has not yet taken place. Anyone with information for the inquiry should contact West Mercia Police by dialling 101.'
Gloucestershire Police had appealed for sightings of the family, who were thought to have been travelling in a red Land Rover Freelander bearing the registration number CK51 YUV which was spotted in the Shrewsbury/Welshpool area.
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