The southwest Sydney apartment where the bodies of two sisters lay decomposing for a month has been listed for rent as police continue to investigate their suspicious deaths.
Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, were found dead in separate bedrooms at the unit on Canterbury Road on June 7 after the building manager noticed mail piling up outside their door.
Last week, police revealed that they still don’t know how the women died — despite extensive inquiries — but it’s believed their bodies had been in the flat since early May.
Now the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is back on the market and available for rent for $520 a week.
While the listing claims the “newly-renovated and modern” unit “ensures a life of seamless and luxurious comfort”, it also includes a grim detail revealing its tragic past.
“This property has found two deceased persons on 07/06/2022, crime scene has been established and it is still under police investigation,” it reads.
“According to the police, this is not a random crime and will not be a potential risk for the community.”
Photos of the flat show a tiled open-plan living area with sliding doors to a balcony, but images of the bedrooms, which have new wooden floors, are not included. The property manager told The Daily Telegraph the walls also had to be painted, and because of the work the rent has been increased
Last month, tradespeople were seen entering the property to replace the flooring, the ABC reports.
One of them told the publication at the time the unit still “has the smell of dead bodies”.
Sisters were 'very, very scared'
While police are still baffled by the sisters’ mysterious deaths, it has been reported that the women — who immigrated from Saudi Arabia to Australia in 2017 — were living in fear prior to their bodies being found.
In January of this year, Amaal contacted the building’s management over fears someone had tampered with her food delivery, the ABC reports.
They had also raised concerns about their car being “keyed”.
“I think the girls were very, very scared. Very afraid of something. And we're not sure whether it was something or someone, they didn't tell us,” Michael Baird, a director of Sydney's Transparent FM Building Management which manages the block of units, told the publication.
Mr Baird also revealed he had contacted police to check on the sisters after a plumber who visited the unit vowed to never enter the home again.
“When [the plumber] came out of that unit, he said that he was concerned that there was something untoward happening in the apartment. He got a very bad vibe,” Mr Baird said.
“He was pretty shaken up. He said, ‘I’m never coming back to that apartment again’.”
Another person who works for the building told the ABC the women had also been concerned about a man possibly watching them from across the street.
Do you have a story tip? Email: email@example.com.