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2 women found dead in Hialeah home

Neighbors believe jealous boyfriend responsible

HIALEAH, Fla. – A death investigation is under way in Hialeah after two women were found dead Monday night.

The duplex is located in the 900 block of East 23rd Street.

Police said an 82-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman were found dead on the property.

According to neighbors, the older woman lived in the back of the building and has been renting the home for about seven years.

Neighbors said the second victim has rented an efficiency in the building for two years.

The women are not related, and neighbors believe police are looking for the younger woman's ex-boyfriend as a possible suspect.

"What we gather is that he was jealous," neighbor Mary Barquin told Local 10 News. "Maybe there was another man in her life. They say that she was in the middle of a divorce."

Neighbors said the woman and her ex-boyfriend had a falling out about a month ago and have repeatedly argued about whether or not he owes her rent money.

Police have not confirmed the neighbors' claims, but said they are searching for a man, identified as Adrian Leyva, whom the women knew.

Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby did not name Leyva as a suspect, but he said police are searching for him "concerning his welfare."

Anyone with information about Leyva's whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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