Deaths of Two Saudi Sisters in Australia Mystifies Police

MELBOURNE, Australia — The case is cloaked in thriller.

In June, the our bodies of two younger Saudi sisters had been present in separate bedrooms of the condo they shared in Sydney, Australia. The stays had gone undiscovered for a month. There have been no seen indicators of harm, and the house confirmed no signal of pressured entry. The police deemed the deaths suspicious.

Almost two months after the invention, the authorities nonetheless know little concerning the ladies, even after an intensive investigation during which they spoke to many individuals within the neighborhood. The ladies, the police stated, “appeared to maintain to themselves.” It additionally stays unclear how they died, although an post-mortem has been carried out.

Stymied, the police took one other step this week in hopes of discovering new clues: They revealed the identities of the ladies as Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23. The sisters arrived in Australia from Saudi Arabia in 2017, the police stated.

“We’re interesting for data as a result of we don’t know rather a lot concerning the women,” Detective Inspector Claudia Allcroft stated at a information convention. The case is uncommon, she stated, as a result of the reason for loss of life stays unknown, and the ladies “had been 23 and 24 years previous, and so they have died collectively of their house.”

Hypothesis has abounded over the sisters’ lives and deaths. Native media posited that the ladies might have been searching for asylum in Australia. If that’s the case, it will be an echo of a case of two Saudi sisters in New York, whose our bodies had been present in 2018 on the bank of the Hudson River. Their deaths had been dominated a suicide; they’d requested asylum in the US, the police stated, and had stated they’d quite kill themselves than return to Saudi Arabia.

Within the Australian case, staff within the ladies’s constructing stated they had been secretive and appeared nervous and scared, based on The Sydney Morning Herald. The ladies had advised the constructing supervisor that they thought somebody was tampering with their meals deliveries.

The police declined to reply questions concerning the sisters’ citizenship or asylum standing. Detective Allcroft stated that there was no data indicating that the sisters had tried to flee Saudi Arabia, and that the ladies’s household of their house nation, who’re serving to with the investigation, weren’t underneath suspicion.

In March, the authorities performed a welfare examine on the sisters after the constructing supervisor turned involved about them, reporting that their meals had been omitted within the condo constructing’s widespread areas. At that time, Detective Allcroft stated, “they appeared nice, and there was no additional motion from police required at that stage.”

The police had been referred to as to the condo for an additional welfare examine on June 7 and located the sisters’ our bodies. That decision from the owner got here after the sisters had did not pay lease, based on native media.

A autopsy examination was performed on June 9 and 10, however the coroner has not handed down a discovering, the police stated. Toxicology outcomes are additionally pending.

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