Police investigating double homicide in California neighborhood

Louisville Metro Police are investigating a double homicide in the California neighborhood after two people were found dead inside an apartment Sunday in the 1100 block of S. 17th Street. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating a double homicide after a man and woman were found dead from "unnatural means" inside an apartment in the California neighborhood Sunday afternoon. 

Police responded to an apartment in the 1100 block of S. 17th Street, near California Park and Wheatley Elementary School, around 3:45 p.m. on reports of two people down inside an apartment.

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said when officers arrived they discovered a man, believed to be in his 60s, and a woman, "who looks to be perhaps in her 30s," dead inside the apartment. 

Police are unsure of the relationship between the man and woman, if any, or if they were residents of the apartment. Smiley said officers believe the bodies were not in the apartment more than 24 hours before they were found. 

A specific cause of death has yet to be determined. 

Police said they were unsure if this incident is connected with a fatal shooting that happened on the same street on July 11.

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