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Mystery after 2 Saudi Sisters Found Dead in Australia

Tue 21 Jun 2022 | 10:58 AM
Israa Farhan

Daily Mail reported that Australia found the bodies of two young sisters who had fled from Saudi Arabia, in southwestern Sydney, under "suspicious" circumstances.

According to the newspaper, the two young women, 23 and 24, were discovered in separate beds from their unit in Canterbury on the first floor on June 7, by officers conducting a welfare check after the girls failed to pay rent for 4 weeks and the mail began to pile up outside their door.

Police said the two sisters' bodies had been there for "some time" and had "no obvious signs of injury."

While there were no signs of forced entry, detectives are still treating their deaths as suspicious, with the Homicide Squad investigating the case.

Daily Mail Australia understands the siblings fled Saudi Arabia without their family in 2017 when they were 18 and 19, and NSW Police are now struggling to locate their relatives.

The two sisters worked for five years in the refugee service which helps foreign nationals escape persecution and seek asylum.

On Friday, police were still awaiting some autopsy results and are yet to locate and contact the women's family in the Middle East to formally identify the bodies.

Sources told Daily Mail Australia that the sisters were not in regular contact with their relatives back home.

The newspaper revealed that the older sister had taken an apprehended violence order (AVO) against a 28-year-old man in January 2019, while the AVO was later withdrawn and dismissed.

In another court matter, the owner of their Canterbury unit filed a civil case against the 23-year-old on May 13 this year.

Landlords can issue tenants with legal warning notices via the civil court for overdue rent before taking further action to have them removed from the property.

That action was taken four weeks after sheriff's officers went to the apartment to serve the women with an eviction notice - alongside police - and the grisly discovery was made.