ORLANDO, Fla. – A second homicide investigation was underway in Orlando Wednesday after a couple was found dead in an apartment complex.
Orlando police said they were called to the apartment complex at 1032 W. Jefferson St. around 6:50 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found a man and woman dead inside the apartment. Their identities have not been released.
Police said they are investigating the deaths as a double homicide.
"I did hear something go off last night but it sounded like something fell really hard," said a neighbor who asked not to be identified.
Authorities have not said how the pair was killed or given any details about potential suspects.
A puppy was found inside the apartment with the victims, police said.
"An OPD Crime scene tech found the dog a safe home with a member of the OPD family while we see whether anyone comes forward to claim her," Orlando police said in a tweet. "She has no collar and no chip and is less than a year old."
Officers found this sweet, and scared, pup at a homicide scene this morning. An OPD Crime Scene Tech found the dog a safe home with a member of the OPD family while we see whether anyone comes forward to claim her. She has no collar and no chip and is less than a year old. pic.twitter.com/I5k9nvet6B— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) July 18, 2018
The investigation comes hours after Orlando police were called to the scene of a fatal shooting at the Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive.
Crimeline is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters can call 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill said she grew up in Parramore and has been working to reduce crime in the area. She said she’s crediting old fashioned police work and the increase in car and bike patrols to what she calls a lack in recent crime in the downtown Orlando neighborhood. News 6 requested recent crime numbers from the Orlando Police Department to verify Hill's statistics.
"We have multiple neighborhood watch programs that have been activated. The community has been more engaged than ever," Hill said. "We have 14 more bike officers that patrol Parramore daily."