A Sydney mother and daughter have been found dead in an apparent suicide pact following a family tragedy.
The pair had recently lost their 24-year-old son/brother following a botched medical procedure, 7 News reports.
A neighbour discovered a note on the front door on Monday explaining where the two women would be found dead and a separate note discovered with the pair explained they could no longer live without their family member.
Their husband/father had passed away a few years ago and they had few other relatives in Australia.
The family dog died along with the pair and the neighbour who discovered them has been treated for shock.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
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