Mystery surrounds deaths of young sisters found in separate bedrooms at Sydney unit

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Mystery surrounds the deaths of two sisters who were found dead inside a Sydney unit on Tuesday.

Their bodies were discovered in the city’s southwestern suburb of Canterbury at around 9.30am on Tuesday.

Police said on Wednesday their bodies were found in separate bedrooms and there was no sign of forced entry into the property.

While they are yet to be formally identified, police said they are believed to be aged 23 and 24.

A body (inset) is removed from the unit in Canterbury. Source: ABC
A body (inset) is removed from the unit in Canterbury. Source: ABC

“There are no obvious signs of injury at this stage,” Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft told reporters.

“We don’t know the cause of death.”

“The bodies have been there for some time, however, I can’t tell you how long, that will be a question for the coroner.”

The bodies are understood to have been in the unit for over a month, the Daily Telegraph understands.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on Thursday.

The bodies of two young women have been discovered inside a unit in Canterbury, in Sydney's south west. Source: Google Maps
The bodies of a 23 and 24 year old woman were found in seperate bedrooms of a unit in Canterbury. Source: Google Maps

While refusing to answer whether police were treating their deaths as murder, Det Insp Allcroft said at this stage their deaths are being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to the Canterbury Road home, near Dibbs Street, following reports that a body had been located by another government agency.

On entering the unit, they discovered the bodies of two women.

A crime scene was established and has since been examined by specialist crime scene officers while detectives and the homicide squad investigate the circumstances.

Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft said the bodies of the two women had been there 'for some time.' Source: ABC
Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft said the bodies of the two women had been there 'for some time.' Source: ABC

“There was no obvious sign of forced entry to the premises,” Det Insp Allcroft said.

“It is a very tragic scene when we go to any deceased persons let alone two sisters who are deceased and unfortunately at this stage we don’t know why.”

The discovery of the women's bodies came after the building manager noticed something odd, the Daily Telegraph reported.

They had reportedly noticed that mail and parcels that were being delivered to the apartment were building up outside their front door.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crime stoppers.

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