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'No-one sought' over mother and daughter deaths in Kings Heath

Media captionForensic investigators were searching the house on Tuesday

Police are not looking for anyone else in their investigation into the deaths a 95-year-old woman and her 64-year-old daughter.

The bodies were found after police and fire crews forced their way into the terrace house in Balaclava Road, Kings Heath, on Monday.

It followed calls from neighbours who had not seen the women for some time.

The deaths are being treated as "unexplained" and the women have not been formally identified.

Post-mortem examinations were carried out earlier, but further tests will take place to establish the exact cause of death, police said.

Police ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning as a cause of death on Tuesday after the fire service conducted tests at the property and found there was no leak of the gas.

Det Insp Pete Dunn, of West Midlands Police, said neighbours contacted the force after being concerned that neither woman had been seen for some time.

He said the neighbours had seen the pair's fire was on through the window of the house, but were unable to get an answer at the door.

It is thought the younger woman was the primary carer for her elderly mother.

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