No public safety concerns related to 2 suspicious deaths in Saint John, say police

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Saint John police say there is no danger to the general public following the suspicious deaths of a young man and woman at a hotel in east Saint John earlier this week.

The bodies of the 26-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were discovered in a room at the Best Western Plus Saint John Hotel and Suites on Tuesday afternoon.

The cause of each death has yet to be determined, Sgt. Charles Breen of the Saint John Police Force said on Thursday.

But the police force "does not feel the public is in any danger as a result of this investigation," he told CBC News, without elaborating.

Autopsy results are expected within the next couple of days.

"I'm hoping it will be sooner [rather] than later," he said.

The identities of the deceased are not being released at the request of their families, Breen said. He also declined to divulge where they are from.

Two dogs were seized as part of the investigation by the major crime unit. The dogs belonged to the deceased and were in the hotel room where the bodies were found, Breen confirmed.

No information has been released about the dogs, including the breeds, or why they were seized.

The animals are in the custody of the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue and are "being well taken care of," said Breen.

The deaths at the hotel, located on Majors Brook Drive, off McAllister Drive, in the east side shopping district, were reported early Tuesday evening.

One of the corridors to the left of the lobby was closed Tuesday night as investigators scoured the grounds and took photographs of the licence plate of every vehicle parked in the lot.