POST-MORTEMS today on the bodies of Elie Issa and Nadia Cameron should provide more information on the circumstances leading to their deaths, police say.
The post-mortems will be held in Glebe after the pair were found dead in Mr Issa’s Rosemont Avenue home in Kelso last Friday morning.
Chifley local area command crime manager Inspector Luke Rankin yesterday said police expected to have the results of the autopsies in three or four days as investigators continue their search for answers.
Asked if officers were looking at the couple’s reported separation as part of their inquiries, Inspector Rankin would only say that investigators were looking at the couple’s lives as a whole.
“We are looking at the status of their relationship amongst a range of other issues,” he said.
“We are looking at everything to try and find out as much as we can.”
Inspector Rankin said police had already spoken to family and friends of Mr Issa and Ms Cameron and would continue doing so over the coming days.
Asked about the specific injuries suffered by the couple, Inspector Rankin was not able to comment, saying only that the post-mortem examinations would be held today and the results would assist police with their investigation.
The couple, who had been together for four years, were well-known in Bathurst, and were regulars on the social circuit.
They were found dead in the lounge room of Mr Issa’s home on Friday morning by a relative. A firearm was found between them.
Inspector Rankin said investigators from Chifley local area command had instigated Strike Force Eiraben and had processed a crime scene at the home which had now been finalised.
“We are liaising with the coroner in relation to arrangements for post-mortem examinations of the deceased persons and are continuing to speak to family members and associates of the deceased persons in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths, and we are preparing a comprehensive report for the coroner,” Inspector Rankin said.
Inspector Rankin confirmed Mr Issa held a NSW firearms licence and had firearms registered to him.
He said police had received no previous reports of violence related to Mr Issa or Ms Cameron.
Since the discovery of the bodies on Friday morning, Inspector Rankin said police had been canvassing the vicinity of Rosemont Avenue seeking to establish if anyone had seen or heard anything suspicious on Thursday evening.
“Investigators are not aware of any reports made to emergency services on Thursday night about gunshots,” he said.