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Police in Kansas City (Missouri) are investigating the possible murder of two scientists, an Argentinean and a Chilean, who were found shot to death in a burned apartment last Saturday.
Investigators are looking into an electronic device that may have recorded conversations between the victims and their alleged assailant.
They believe the suspect may have been inside the apartment with the victims, identified as Camila Behrensen and Pablo Guzman Palma, for several hours, according to the search warrant accessed by local television station KSHB.
The 24-year-old Argentinean and the 25-year-old Chilean were students in a predoctoral program at Stowers Medical Research Institute.
The event occurred last Saturday when a fire crew responded to a report of a fire in an apartment at 4140 Oak Street.
When they entered, the teams found the bodies of the victims, who died presumably from gunshot wounds.
Kansas police have also asked for citizen cooperation and through social media have appealed to residents living near the area to contribute any surveillance camera video they may have.
Through a statement posted on its website, the Stowers Institute offered its condolences to the families of two people full of “joy and optimism,” who were doing “exceptional work.”