Two men found dead in Moncton apartment, police treating deaths as suspicious

WATCH: Police continue to investigate Monday after two men were found dead in an apartment early Sunday morning. Police now saying one of the dead men was reported missing two days before. Alex Abdelwahab Reports.

This story has been updated.

Police investigators were still on scene at an apartment building in Moncton Monday after the bodies of two men were discovered Sunday morning.

Codiac Regional RCMP say the men were found dead at about 9:30 a.m. in an apartment unit on MacAleese Lane.

They initially went to the building to follow up on a missing persons report that had been filed on Nov. 7.

“We went there to see if that person may have been around the apartment because we had information that he may have gone to visit there,” Codiac RCMP Staff Sgt. Maurice Comeau told Global News. “When we got there, that’s when we found the two bodies.”

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Comeau said officers noticed a strong odour coming from inside the apartment and one officer managed to peek under the door and saw a man lying on the ground. That’s when they entered the apartment and found the two bodies.

Police say the missing man was 29 years old and did not live at the apartment, but was known to visit it. The other man, 36, lived at the apartment.

The causes of death are still unknown at this time. Autopsies were performed on Monday and RCMP are awaiting the results. Foul play has not been ruled out.

The names of the two men have not been released pending notification of their families.

Leanne Palumbo said she knows the man who lives in the unit.

“If it does turn out to be him, which is what we’re being told, then he’ll be missed,” she said.

“He’s always been bubbly and outgoing and fun. It didn’t matter what kind of day it was, he always had something positive to say.”

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