Two found dead in Long Beach apartment

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – Police in Long Beach investigated today the deaths of two people found inside an apartment.

Officers were asked by the landlord of the two-story building to conduct a welfare check about 2:55 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of East Appleton Street and found the deceased after making entry into the residence, according to Long Beach Police Department Lt. Megan Zabel.

A neighbor told CBS2 officers had a tough time getting into the apartment.

“One officer came, and then another officer came, and the next thing you know they had 11 officers here,” neighbor Matt Wood said. “They had discovered that there were two bodies in there and they had barricaded themselves into their bedroom.”

Wood said police used a battering ram to get inside and when they did, “all of these flies came out of the apartment.”

Homicide detectives responded and coroner’s personnel were summoned to assist in the investigation into how the two died, Zabel said.

The ages and genders of the deceased were not released.

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