Jail deaths being treated as murder-suicide

POLICE are treating the deaths of two cell mates at Sydney's Silverwater jail as murder-suicide.

Homicide detectives were called to the maximum security jail on Monday after the bodies of two men, aged 41 and 47 were found during a morning inspection.

A police spokeswoman told the Herald that detectives were pursuing "murder-suicide as a key line of inquiry" but were keeping an open mind.

The men, both foreigners, were on remand for unrelated drug offences.

Anyone seeking counselling can phone Lifeline on 131 114.

Topics:  murder-suicide police investigation

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