The apartment where the bodies of two Saudi sisters were found in Sydney in June has re-entered the rental market, with property ads saying their deaths “was not a random crime and did not pose a potential risk to the community”.
Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and her sister Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, were found dead in separate bedrooms in their flat in the south-west suburb of Canterbury on June 7.
Police believe they died in early May. The decomposing state of their remains complicates the task of determining the cause of death.
The apartment on the ground floor of Canterbury Road opened for inspection on Monday, with rent set at A$520 ($362) a week. That’s A$40 ($28) more than what the sisters charge.
An online ad said the apartment had been designated as a crime scene, while the mysterious death was still under police investigation.
“According to police, this is not a random crime and does not pose a potential risk to the community,” the ad said.
But police would not confirm or deny the real estate agent’s advice.
“As the investigation continues, police continue to appeal for information regarding the deaths of the two women,” a police statement said. “There is no further information at this stage.”
Police release names of sisters and photos from last week in a call for more public information about how they died, but investigators have remained tight-lipped on many details, including how the sisters came to Australia as teenagers in 2017, their visa status and who they were. How to make money.
Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft said: “Detectives are interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen or may have information about the activities of these women in the days and weeks prior to their deaths. – We think it happened in early May.” Say.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, multiple sources with knowledge of the case said the sisters had been seeking asylum in Australia. They worked for a while as traffic controllers, a joint job for backpackers and newcomers. According to the newspaper, they were driving a luxurious BMW 5 Series Coupe.
Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft said their family in Saudi Arabia was cooperating with police and there was “no indication” they were suspects.
She described the decomposition of the body as “problematic”. Police have not seen the results of toxicology tests last week.
Olcroft said there was no evidence the sisters were forced into the apartment.
“Because we don’t know the cause of death, these deaths are suspicious in nature,” Olcroft said.
“The two girls, aged 23 and 24, died together at home. We do not know the cause of death, which is unusual given their age and the nature of the problem,” added Allcroft.
Unidentified colleagues told Sydney media the sisters appeared to fear and suspect the food delivered to their flat had been tampered with.
“It does look like a tragic suicide,” an unidentified senior police source told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
Property manager Jay Hu told the paper the sisters were able to show “significant savings” in their bank accounts when they applied for a rental flat, but they stopped paying rent earlier this year.
“They were always paying on time until then…they were good tenants,” Hu told the paper.
Before the sisters’ bodies were found, overseas landlords had begun legal action to recover unpaid rent, Hu said.
The property advertised that the apartments had new floors in the bedrooms.
last week, Lena HartrellThe head of monitoring and communications for Saudi human rights group ALQST told the BBC it was possible the sisters were killed abroad after fleeing domestic violence.
“Victims of domestic violence in Saudi Arabia have no protection, so they flee abroad,” she told the BBC.
She added: “I’m not saying this is the case here, it’s just that we need to investigate thoroughly. No information is frustrating.”