Canterbury unit bodies found: Neighbours speak of horror after two women found dead


Horrified locals speak out after two sisters are found ‘decaying’ inside their Sydney apartment

  • Two women in their 20s have been found dead inside a south west Sydney unit 
  • Cops were called to the Canterbury apartment after a concern for welfare report
  • One neighbour said she heard ‘sirens’ in the area all the time but was shocked 
  • Investigation is underway with detectives asking for information from the public 

Residents of an apartment complex where the bodies of two women were found decomposing have spoken out about their horror, saying they often hear ‘sirens’ in the area.

Emergency services were called to a home on Canterbury Road, Canterbury in Sydney‘s west at about 9.30am on Tuesday following a concern for welfare report.

Upon arrival, officers from Burwood Police Area Command entered the unit and located the bodies of two women, who are believed to be sisters, inside. 

It is believed the bodies may have been inside the apartment for a few days due to their state of decomposition, with neighbours disturbed by the news.

‘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,’ one woman told Sunrise. 

About 9.30am on Tuesday emergency services were called to a home on Canterbury Road, near Dibbs Street, Canterbury, following a concern for welfare report

About 9.30am on Tuesday emergency services were called to a home on Canterbury Road, near Dibbs Street, Canterbury, following a concern for welfare report

A crime scene was established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police as detectives try to unravel the circumstances surrounding their deaths

A crime scene was established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police as detectives try to unravel the circumstances surrounding their deaths

One neighbour said she often heard sirens in the area and was disturbed to hear of the gruesome discovery in her unit complex

One neighbour said she often heard sirens in the area and was disturbed to hear of the gruesome discovery in her unit complex

Another said the complex was ‘safe’ and ‘secure’.

‘There’s something going on there, definitely,’ they told The Today Show.

‘It is pretty shocking. You never expect it to happen near you. I didn’t know them. But it’s nonetheless so sad.’

The women have not yet been formally identified but are believed to be aged in their 20s.

The building manager called police after noticing a build up of mail at their front door, The Daily Telegraph reported.

A crime scene was established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police as detectives try to unravel the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Homicide Squad detectives have also joined the investigation. 

Investigators are seen at the apartment building on Tuesday night, the cause death has not been released

Investigators are seen at the apartment building on Tuesday night, the cause death has not been released

One neighbour Alan Ho, 30, said he was surprised by the discovery as it had been a quiet building.

‘It’s usually a pretty tame area so it’s pretty concerning to hear about something like this.’ 

Another neighbour said police had been at the apartment complex ‘all day’ and that the news of the deaths was ‘scary’ to hear.

‘They were everywhere like in the cul-de-sac, in the complex of the car park, everything,’ the woman told 7News.

‘It’s sort of scary to know what’s happening in your own neighbourhood,’ she added.  

Anyone who may have information that could assist detectives is urged to contact Burwood Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

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