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Last movements appeal over deaths of women in Glasgow flat

Gas van at scene
Image caption The women were found dead in the property in Dalserf Court

Police investigating the unexplained deaths of two women in a Glasgow flat have appealed for help in a bid to trace their final movements.

Sisters-in-law Sharon Dodd-Archibald, 46, and Mary Archibald, 51, both from Glasgow, were found in the flat in Dalserf Court, Gallowgate, on Sunday.

Police said their deaths were not being treated as suspicious.

Toxicology tests and post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out to establish how the women died.

Det Insp Ogilvie Ross, of Police Scotland, said it was important that officers heard from everyone who had seen or spoken to the women before they died.

He said: "As part of the ongoing investigation we are trying to establish their last known movements and I would ask anyone who knew Sharon or Mary, who spoke to them, or saw them on Saturday 23 April or early on Sunday 24 April who have not yet came forward to police to contact us."

Image caption Gas engineers inspected the boiler in the flat and did not find any faults

Following the discovery of the women's bodies at about 12:00 on Sunday, police said that one line of inquiry was possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

Although police will not formally rule that out until a cause of death has been established, it has emerged that no faults were found with the boiler in the flat during tests carried out by the Health and Safety Executive and Scottish Gas.

There are no other gas appliances within the flat.

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