DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say two men were found dead inside of a Public Lighting Authority building on the city’s east side were electrocuted.

The discovery was made around 6:50 a.m. Friday by an employee at the facility on Raymond Avenue near Harper and Gratiot.

According to police, two unidentified black males pried open the front door of the substation. Once inside, they made contact with roughly 24,000 volts of electricity.

Police initially said the victims’ bodies were “fused together” but later changed their statement to say the men were found lying closely next to each other.

Other circumstances weren’t immediately clear, but it’s possible the victims were trying to steal copper.

A medical examiner will determine an official cause of death.

The incident remains under investigation.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest. 

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