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Sydney couple found dead in their home after neighbours raised the alarm

‘We thought they’d just gone on holidays’: Elderly couple found dead in the home where they had lived for 31 years – after neighbours called police when they didn’t take their bins in

  • Grandparents Branko and Bozica Rasic were found dead in their Hurstville home
  • Emergency services were called to Dora Street in Sydney on Saturday morning 
  • Neighbours say they hadn’t seen the couple in five days leading up to their death
  • Police have ruled out a faulty heater being the cause of death as they investigate

An elderly couple found dead in their home were only discovered after neighbours raised the alarm when they noticed their bins hadn’t been brought in.

Grandparents Branko and Bozica Rasic were found dead in their Hurstville home, in Sydney’s south, just before 10am on Saturday morning. 

Police won’t publicly speculate on the cause of death, but say it does ‘not appear suspicious’. 

An elderly couple found dead in their Hustville home were only discovered after neighbours raised the alarm when they noticed their bins hadn’t been brought in

Police won't publicly speculate on the cause of death, but say it does 'not appear suspicious'

Police won’t publicly speculate on the cause of death, but say it does ‘not appear suspicious’

Earlier speculation that a faulty heater found left on by emergency services may have caused their death has now been ruled out, The Daily Telegraph reported.  

On Wednesday this week, a neighbour noticed the couple weren’t home when a ball went over their fence.

They said their mother called out to Mr Rasic to throw the ball back over – as he normally would – but this time they didn’t get a response.  

‘Then my father noticed that his neighbour hadn’t taken the bins out Thursday night. We had thought they’d gone away,’ the boy said.

The couple were in their 70s, and it's understood Branko looked after his wife Bozica full time - with neighbours saying she hadn't left the house in a long time

The couple were in their 70s, and it’s understood Branko looked after his wife Bozica full time – with neighbours saying she hadn’t left the house in a long time

The couple were in their 70s, and it’s understood Branko looked after Bozica full time – with neighbours saying she hadn’t left the house in a long time.   

The Croatian couple had been living in the home for at least 31 years, and have a daughter who lives in Queensland.  

A crime scene has been established, while detectives and forensic teams were seen going in and out of the Dora Street home on Saturday.   

There is a possibility the couple may have been dead for a number of days. 

Earlier speculation that a faulty heater found left on by emergency services may have caused their death has now been ruled out

Earlier speculation that a faulty heater found left on by emergency services may have caused their death has now been ruled out

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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