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Elderly women found dead in Crown Heights

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Police standing outside the residence where the women were found. PHOTO: burgess_illustrationz

Crown Heights, Brooklyn- Two elderly women were found dead this afternoon inside their building.

At around 2 PM, the FDNY responded to 1023 Union St. for reports of a flood in the basement.

Upon entering the residence, firefighters and police found two elderly females unconscious and unresponsive. EMS pronounced both women dead at the scene, according to police.

A woman, who claimed to live nearby, said that the two women who died were twins and looked nearly identical.

“I have been living here 18 years and I never saw them apart from one another,” the neighbor stated.

Authorities have not yet confirmed the deceased women’s identities.

Police say that the medical examiner is still determining their cause of death but they do not believe it to be criminal in nature.