Two sisters were discovered dead in an apartment in Sydney without any evidence of harm, and new information about the case has revealed some chilling new aspects.
On June 7th, the lifeless bodies of two women, aged 23 and 24, were discovered in an apartment block in Canterbury, southeast Sydney, after police officers had broken into the building in order to carry out a welfare check.
The women’s ages were given as 23 and 24. After the tenants on the first floor failed to pay their rent for a period of four weeks while the mail began to pile up outside their flat, the building management became concerned.
When the police came, they discovered a horrible sight with the two sisters in a “slightly decomposed” state. The scene was described as “somewhat decayed.”
According to the police, there were no indications of a break-in and no visible symptoms of injuries.
It was established by the investigators that both women were located in separate bedrooms, where they had been for “some time.”
In addition, according to Daily Mail Australia, the women had been subjected to a total of three welfare checks in the months leading up to the discovery of their deaths, including one that was conducted by the police.
The women were observed to be “nervous” throughout the check, and they flatly refused to let anyone else into the apartment. In the end, the sisters, who were purportedly foreign nationals and believed to be from the Middle East, gave permission for the check to be performed, although they spent the time huddled together in the most remote part of the apartment.
A source said: “They were standoffish and didn’t really want to talk. “Something felt off, but they said they were ok. What more could anyone do?”
According to the reports, the first welfare check was carried out in the month of March, and the officers left when the women assured that they were well.
The individual who provided this information stated that both individuals spoke English “pretty well,” but that they were reclusive and kept to themselves.
Two months after they stopped receiving welfare checks, the rent they had been paying was no longer covered, and they began to accumulate mail at their door.
The residents had previously described the building as being exceptionally quiet; nonetheless, the gruesome discovery has shaken the neighbourhood to its core.
“It’s generally a relatively quiet neighbourhood, so it’s pretty disturbing to hear about something like this,” a neighbour named Alan Ho told the Daily Telegraph.
Another neighbour said: “It’s sort of scary to know this is what’s happening in your own neighbourhood, we hear sirens go up and down all the time… and then to be so close to home, it’s quite scary.”
The deaths of the sisters are being treated as “suspicious” by the authorities, and homicide detectives have been brought in to assist with the investigation as they piece together the unusual case.
Neither victim has as of yet been positively identified by authorities.
It is strongly recommended that anyone who may have information get in touch with the Burwood Police Station or Crime Stoppers.