Two women, 18, dead of suspected overdoses

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A family friend discovered the bodies of two 18-year-old women who died of suspected overdoses in an Etobicoke condo building.

Toronto Paramedic Services deputy commander Susan McConnell said ambulance personnel responded to a call around 10 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Eva Rd., in The West Mall-Bloor St. area.

Two women were found without vital signs and pronounced dead at the scene, added McConnell.

A family friend, who found the pair, called 911, according to Toronto Police.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says there were no obvious signs of trauma or forced entry, but police are still considering the deaths suspicious for now.

“As of yet, the cause of death has not yet been determined,” she said.

One of the women lived in the building, Douglas-Cook added, but police will not release their identities.

Two residents said the incident took place in a unit on the 15th floor.

“How does an 18-year-old rent here?” said one woman, who didn’t give her name. “The rent is $1,600 here for a one-bedroom. They’re not telling us anything. It leaves you with an uneasy feeling. There’s a large percentage of renters.”

Another tenant, named Ryan, said he’s lived in the building for two years and often sees people out front doing drugs.

“There are people hanging out front at 10 p.m. at night, not the best looking people, I guess you would say,” he said.

The property manager of 6 Eva Rd., who only identified herself as Jennifer, declined comment.

“Because it’s still under investigation, I can’t even speak about the matter that happened last evening,” she said.

A police seal remained on the front door of unit 1505 Wednesday afternoon.

— With files by the Canadian Press

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