A Maddington home which was the scene of an alleged murder is the subject of a new police investigation after thieves allegedly looted and ransacked the empty house. The West understands the Revesby Street home, where Robert Paul Allen, 51, is accused of murdering flatmate Matthew Norman Laynton on November 2, was allegedly burgled last Friday. A witness said he saw the alleged thieves arrive at 3pm on Friday. They stayed in the vacant house for three hours, leaving the place “ransacked”, he said. A police spokeswoman confirmed officers were investigating a burglary at a home in Maddington, but as Mr Allen had been charged and was before the court, the alleged burglary would not impact the homicide case. The alleged burglary came just a day after Mr Allen appeared briefly in Armadale Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, charged with one count of murder. His first appearance was over within a couple of minutes and no plea was entered. Mr Allen was represented by a duty lawyer, who requested the matter to be adjourned, and no bail application was lodged. Mr Allen was remanded into custody to appear before the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on December 20. An investigation by The West Australian has revealed police have so far been unable to locate any of Mr Laynton’s relatives, which has meant his funeral is yet to be held. It’s understood representatives from the WA Public Trustee office are in the process of arranging his burial service. Police were initially called to the Maddington home just before 5pm on November 2, where they found the body of Mr Laynton, also 51, with serious injuries. Police alleged that Mr Laynton suffered critical injuries and died as a result of an assault.