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2 people found dead inside Charlotte house; investigators awaiting results of autopsies


It's been more than 24 hours since two people were found dead inside an East Charlotte house. Investigators say they're waiting to find out the cause of each death.

Police are calling it death investigations.

Investigators have not released the victims' names but WBTV has learned it was a 55 year old woman, and a man - who neighbors say was the woman's boyfriend. 

The woman's relative found them Sunday morning inside the Woodside Avenue house.

Investigators say they're waiting for the medical examiner to complete the autopsies and tell them the cause of death for each of them.

A spokesperson for Charlotte Fire Department said fire officials responded to the scene and tested for what they call a hazardous environment - including carbon monoxide poisoning. But they were unable to determine the cause of deaths. 

Neighbors are hoping for some answers.

Helen McKissick said she was "very upset. Very nervous. Because I always bragged on our neighborhoods as being nice and quiet and crime free. Now this happened. Sort of edgy."

Sunday's police presence at the house was not the first time officers have been to this address.

WBTV checked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and found that in the last 4 months - police were called to the Woodside Avenue home 16 times.

Dating back to October, officers came to investigate a variety of issues including larceny and domestic violence.

But it's the 9-1-1 call on Sunday January 12 just after 8:30am - that is troubling neighbors.

McKissick said "it's very upsetting because all of us up in here look out for each other."

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