St. Albans, Vt. - Police are investigating what led to the deaths of two people found in a St. Albans apartment Sunday night.
Police Chief Gary Taylor says the names of the people who died will be released after the autopsies are performed Monday.
Police, including a team with the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Command Post, were on scene all day Monday on Lincoln Ave.
It’s the quiet Saint Albans street Luke Zemianek has called home his whole life. Zemianek says the hill he used to slide on is now a crime scene.
"It's all too surreal. I've seen it in the movies but it's definitely a lot different. It's definitely a lot different. It's kind of hard to take it all in," said Zemianek.
He says he occasionally exchanged pleasantries with a man and a woman who lived across the street inside 28 Lincoln Avenue.
“They're great people. Whenever we'd see each other we'd say hi, typical neighbor thing," says Zemianek.
Police Chief Gary Taylor says police knocked on the door Saturday after a family member requested a wellness check. That family member had not heard from a man who lived there for several days.
“Without a warrant and something more than someone simply being concerned, we wouldn’t force our way in and we did not. However last night, the family had obtained a key from the landlord," added Taylor.
Police say they found the bodies of a man and a woman, in their 30’s or 40’s who were known by police.
Police say there was evidence of violence and trauma inside the residence.
“We don't know when they died but it had been at least a couple days once the officers got in there," said Taylor. "There's some speculation that whatever happened inside the residence was contained to inside the residence."
Police say there is no threat to the public.
Franklin County State's Attorney Jim Hughes was on scene Monday.
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