Police called for break-in at West side home where 2 women died

Officers took 3 suspects into custody

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SAN ANTONIO - Three men have been taken into custody after allegedly going into a West side apartment where two women were found dead under mysterious circumstances one day prior.

Officers responded to the second floor apartment in the 2500 block of Westward Drive around 8 a.m. Friday, for the second time in less than 24 hours.

They said witnesses had seen two of the men inside the apartment, while the third one stood outside on the walkway.

Officers handcuffed two men at the apartment complex, and caught the third at a nearby convenience store.

A sergeant at the scene said it was unclear what charges they would face, although one suspect was found with items from the home.

It was the same apartment where two women, ages 59 and 81, were found dead Thursday morning.

According to a police report, there were no signs of trauma on their bodies.

As of noon Friday, the medical examiner’s office had yet to perform autopsies or identify them.

Lynniece Harris, who lives in a building next door, said the two women were mother and daughter.

She said she had known them for years, and watched the daughter care for her ailing mother.

Recently, she said, the daughter also had been in poor health.

"I'm really saddened by it, but I really just think that she just got really overwhelmed,” Harris said.

Other neighbors said they had noticed a foul odor near the apartment and believe the women may have been dead for several weeks.

"We were getting swarmed with flies,” said Porscha Davis. “We were, like, 'What is going on?' We didn't have no windows open. Nothing."

Police at the scene said they were not sure whether the incident at the apartment Friday morning had anything to do with the deaths.

They said homicide detectives would question all three men who they have in custody.

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