Liverpool: Police link suspicious deaths of two women
A murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of two women were discovered.
The victims were found dead at two addresses in Liverpool on Wednesday night.
One woman, believed to be in her late 20s, was found at around 9.15pm at a home in Bootle, while a woman in her 50s was discovered at about 4am on Thursday at another property.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said both deaths were being treated as suspicious.
Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan said: "The investigation into these deaths is at an early stage and, although the motive is unclear at this time, officers believe the offender may be known to the victims."
Detectives are carrying out house-to-house inquiries and both scenes remain sealed for forensic examination. CCTV footage of the surrounding areas is being sought.
The cause of their deaths has not yet been established and post-mortem examinations will be carried out. Next of kin of the women have been contacted. Formal identification is still to take place.