Hours before four people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Cherokee Street yesterday afternoon, police in University City responded to a residence and also made a horrible discovery: Two men were dead inside an apartment, and while there are few details so far, police officials say they do suspect some sort of foul play.
Police responded in the morning to the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue around 10 a.m. They were going to check up on a 59-year-old man who had not shown up to work after a representative from his company apparently asked police to make sure he was OK.
When they arrived they found this man and another 77-year-old man both dead inside an apartment on the second floor, police say.
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As of this writing, there appear to be few other details, but police do believe they were "victims of foul play." It's unclear at this time, however, how they died.
Both men lived at that location for a long period of time. One lived on the first floor and the other lived on the second floor, cops say.
There were allegedly no signs of forced entry into either of their apartments.
The victims' names have not yet been released.
Here's the full alert from University City police with tip information.
Today at 9:58 am, officers responded to 812 Pennsylvania for a call to check the welfare. The resident, age 59, had not reported to work and a company representative called the police to check on his worker. A check of the 2nd floor apartment revealed two deceased males (one 59 years of age and one 77 years of age) who were apparent victims of foul play. The two had lived at the location for a long period of years. One of the victims was the 1st floor resident and the other victim lived in the second floor apartment.
There were no signs of forced entry to either dwelling. We are in the process of contacting next of kin. University City Bureau of Investigations is conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call University City Police Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.