Clue leads building manager to grim discovery of dead 'sisters' in Sydney unit

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It is believed two women who were found dead in an apartment in southwest Sydney were sisters as police continue to investigate the cause of death.

On Tuesday night, NSW Police confirmed two bodies had been found inside an apartment on Canterbury Road in Canterbury.

While the bodies are yet to be identified, it is believed the two women are aged in their 20s and are sisters, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The bodies of two women were found inside an apartment in Sydney's southwest on Tuesday morning. Source: 7News
The bodies of two women were found inside an apartment in Sydney's southwest on Tuesday morning. Source: 7News

Detail inside apartment block triggers alarm

The discovery came after the building manager noticed something odd and called the police.

The building manager had noticed the mail and parcels that were being delivered to the apartment were building up outside their front door, the Daily Telegraph reported.

While police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths, it is believed the two had been dead for some time before the police were called.

On Tuesday, police said in a statement the crime scene would be examined by specialist forensic police.

The building manager noticed mail was piling up outside the apartment and called the police for a welfare check. Source: 7News
The building manager noticed mail was piling up outside the apartment and called the police for a welfare check. Source: 7News

Overnight, investigators were seen at the flat through the window, and neighbours have said the discovery of the bodies was alarming.

"It's sort of scary, to sort of know that this is what is happening in your own neighbourhood complex," one person told 7News.

"We hear sirens go up and down all the time but I have no idea [about] what, and to be so close to home is quite scary."

Police are urging anyone with information that could assist detectives to contact Burwood Police Station on (02) 9745 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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