Medical examiner's report says women died of strangulation

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX - The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office has concluded two women found dead in their Phoenix home last week died of strangulation.

An autopsy on the bodies of Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass was performed on Monday.

Phoenix police continue to investigate the homicide of the two women, but they still have not identified a suspect or suspects in the case.

The women were discovered deceased in their home near 40th Street and Thomas Road on Friday. A friend of the women went to their house and after not receiving an answer at the door, she looked through a window and reportedly saw what appeared to be a body.

Officers found the two victims inside the house. According to police, there were no signs of forced entry and the doors were locked.

Mason had recently learned she was pregnant. Both women had worked as cocktail waitresses at a gentleman's club in Phoenix.

Many questions still remain about who might be responsible for the murders.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. To remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or for Spanish speakers 480-TESTIGO.