Police investigate deaths of two women found in cars Tuesday

- Police are investigating the deaths of two women found who were found in cars just hours apart.

One of the women was found in Northeast Philadelphia, the other was found in a Wawa parking lot in Delaware.

With temperatures below freezing early Tuesday morning, Delaware State Police made a startling discovery in the parking lot at a Wawa on DuPont highway in New Castle; a 49-year-old woman, dead in her SUV.

State police say the woman was unresponsive inside a Ford Explorer parked here just before 7:30 a.m.

As customers came and went, gassing up their cars and grabbing hot coffee, attempts to revive the woman failed. Police do not know how long the woman was there.

Police say there was no foul play involved and they won't be sure of the cause of death until the medical examiner rules. The extreme cold is a possibility.

A few hours later, Philadelphia Police found a 53-year-old woman dead inside a van here on the 4000 block of Fairdale Road in the Northeast. Once again attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Police aren't sure if the plunging temperatures may have played a role in the woman's death. They say she had recently been evicted from a home and was sleeping in the van. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police did not publicly identify either woman. They say autopsies are expected to be performed in both deaths sometime Wednesday.

Investigators say there are currently no signs of foul play. 

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