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Reports of Foul Odor Lead Police to Bodies of 2 Women in South L.A. Apartment

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The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating how the bodies of two deceased women came to be left inside a South Los Angeles apartment unit.

The bodies were found late Monday afternoon in a building on the 900 block of West 81st Street, between Vermont Avenue and Hoover Street, reports City News Service.

The LAPD were alerted to a potential issue when neighbors reported smelling a foul odor coming from the unit.

The women were in their 30s, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

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LAPD's 77th Street Station Sgt. Frank Montelongo says he does not have any further identifying information about the women, and cannot yet confirm if this is indeed a homicide case, though the LAPD's criminal gang and homicide divisions are handling the current investigation.