Chilling new details have emerged about the final months of two sisters who were mysteriously found decomposing in their beds in their flat.
Police raided the Canterbury unit in Sydney’s south-west on June 7 to carry out a welfare check after the sisters, aged 23 and 24, failed to pay their rent for four weeks and the mail started piling up outside their first-floor apartment.
Inside the modest two-bedroom apartment, officers were faced with a grisly scene, discovering the badly decomposed bodies of the women in separate bedrooms with “no obvious signs of injury”.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal there were two prior welfare checks, one carried out by police, on the women in the months before they were found.
In one of the checks, the women, who were foreign nationals believed to be from the Middle East, were described as “shy” and refused to let anyone into the apartment.
But after protests from a concerned party, the sisters finally allowed the check, but spent it crammed into the furthest corner of the unit. One sat while the other cowered behind her as they answered simple questions about their well-being.
The bodies of two women, believed to be sisters in their early twenties, were found in a Canterbury apartment block (pictured) last week after they failed to pay rent for several weeks and the mail piled up .
Daily Mail Australia understands that two previous wellness checks were carried out on the women in the months before they died
“They were distant and didn’t really want to talk,” a source said.
‘Something was wrong, but they said they were fine. What more could we do?
Police are treating the deaths as ‘suspicious’ and Homicide Squad detectives have also joined the investigation as they work to piece together the bizarre case.
The women have not yet been officially identified as police have been unable to contact their relatives overseas. It is understood that the police are still awaiting the results of the autopsy.
A source told Daily Mail Australia the first check was carried out by police in March, with officers leaving after the women insisted they were fine.
The women were not in frequent contact with their families and their black BMW coupe was hit in an incident a few months before social checks.
Investigators spent days in the building with forensic teams examining the scene to try to figure out how the sisters died
A source told the Daily Mail that the women seemed to live a solitary and quiet life and were not often seen entering or leaving the building.
It remains unclear whether they were students or employees at the time of their deaths.
They spoke “relatively good” English, the source said, but were removed and kept to themselves.
About two months after the social checks, the women’s rent mysteriously stopped being paid and mail started piling up on their doorstep, leading the building manager to call the police.
It is understood police were already planning to attend the scene after the sisters’ landlord contacted the Sheriff’s Department to serve the couple with an eviction notice.
The eviction notice came before anyone realized the horrific reality of why the sisters hadn’t been out of their apartment in months.
Forensics last week scoured the unit (pictured) following the grisly discovery
A dust-covered black BMW coupe was pulled from the building’s garage the day after the bodies were found
Police said the bodies appeared to have been in “the unit for some time” and there were no signs of forced entry.
The gruesome discovery shook the local community, with locals describing the building as generally quiet.
“It’s usually a fairly quiet area, so it’s quite concerning to hear something like that,” neighbor Alan Ho said.
Another neighbor said the news of the women’s deaths was horrifying.
“It’s kind of scary to know what’s going on in your own neighborhood,” she said.
Anyone who may have information that could help detectives is asked to contact the Burwood Police Station or Crime Stoppers.
New South Wales Police Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft said the sisters’ deaths appeared suspicious