Australian police said on Saturday that post-mortem examinations of the bodies of two Chinese women found in a Sydney unit two days ago showed that both died from "slashings" or "stabbings".
Ambulance officers found the two women, in their late 20s or early 30s, lying dead on the bed in the first-floor unit in Sydney 's west on Thursday night. Both of them had visible injuries.
"Post-mortem examinations of two bodies found in a unit at Auburn two days ago have established sharp force injury as the cause of both deaths," police said in a statement in Sydney.
A search of the apartment and unit complex was alleged to have revealed a knife.
Police were investigating the case and the Immigration Department said the two women were in Australia on temporary visas.
Meanwhile, police are making inquiries with the Immigration Department and the Chinese Consulate in Sydney.
(Xinhua News Agency November 15, 2008)