The discovery of two decomposing remains in an apartment in Sydney’s southwest has homicide detectives at a loss for explanations as to how the deaths occurred.
The bodies of the sisters, aged 23 and 24, were discovered in different beds within their home in Canterbury. It is thought that the sisters were citizens of another country.
The investigation is still ongoing.
The events that led up to the murders are shrouded in mystery due to the absence of any obvious traces of a break-in at the residence as well as any injuries sustained by the bodies.
The flat has been searched for fingerprints by the forensics unit of the police department, and detectives have taken bags of possible evidence and cameras from the front of the building.
After receiving reports of a buildup of parcels and letters outside the mailboxes, investigators have been door-knocking on homeowners and chatting with the building’s postman in order to get further information.
Kim Bui, who lives nearby, said she was shocked and saddened when she heard about the tragedy.
“I’m scared, I’m worried, I’m just trying to protect my children so I don’t know what happened,” she said.
Allcroft, a Detective Inspector, said that the deaths are being treated as possible murders.
“It’s a very very tragic scene — very sad circumstances,” she said.
“We’re looking into all lines of inquiry — if anyone has information about these sisters or anything suspicious in the area — we would urge you to contact police or crime stoppers.”