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Couple Found Murdered Inside South Philadelphia Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police are investigating a double murder in South Philadelphia.

Officers found a couple dead inside their apartment on the 1300 block of Federal Street, around 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police say 50-year-old Candido Gonzales was found on the bathroom floor. His 23-year-old girlfriend, Caitlyn Jaje, was in the living room.

"Both of the victims had bruises to their faces and both of the victims were found laying in a pool of blood," said Philadelphia Police Chief Insp. Scott Small.

Their bodies were discovered by a relative who lives on the second floor.

Investigators say the home was also ransacked.

"The house appears to have been ransacked," said Small. "However, there was no sign of forced entry to the front door or rear door so we're not certain exactly what happened."

Small says detectives did not find any narcotics in plain view and that what unfolded inside remains a mystery.

Homicide detectives are talking to witnesses, including the relative who found the two dead.

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