Police investigate ‘unexplained’ deaths of sisters found dead in the same house in Leeds

Police are today investigating the ‘unexplained’ deaths of two sisters whose bodies were found in the same house.

Officers discovered the bodies of the women after smashing into the home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, yesterday.

Neighbours say the red-brick property, on Stonegate Road, is home to two sisters who have ‘not been seen in weeks’.

One of the women is said to have disabilities, while the other is her carer, according to neighbours.

Police have not yet released the identities of the women, but say they are aged 78 and 81.  

A neighbour said: ‘One of the sisters was disabled and the other cared for her.

Officers discovered the bodies of the two women after smashing into a home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, yesterday

Officers discovered the bodies of the two women after smashing into a home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, yesterday

Officers discovered the bodies of the two women after smashing into a home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, yesterday

‘Neither of them had been seen for a couple of weeks now and someone contacted the police to check if they were okay.

‘It’s very sad. They were devoted to each other.’

West Yorkshire Police say they attended the property on Sunday, February 28, after receiving a call from concerned neighbours.

A cordon was in place at the home yesterday. The bodies of the two women were later driven away in a private ambulance. 

Police are currently treating their deaths as ‘unexplained’. 

West Yorkshire Police say they attended the property (pictured: Forensic teams at the scene) on Sunday after receiving a call from concerned neighbours

West Yorkshire Police say they attended the property (pictured: Forensic teams at the scene) on Sunday after receiving a call from concerned neighbours

West Yorkshire Police say they attended the property (pictured: Forensic teams at the scene) on Sunday after receiving a call from concerned neighbours

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman stated: ‘At 12:28pm yesterday (28/2) police received a call from a neighbour raising concerns for the elderly occupants of an address in Stonegate Road, Moortown.

‘Officers attended and found the two women, aged 78 and 81, dead inside the property.

‘Their deaths are being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.’  

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