Funerals held for two of the four women found dead in trunks of cars on Detroit's east side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Hundreds gathered inside New Providence Baptist Church to mourn the loss of Demesha Hunt, 24, and Renisha Landers, 23, who were found dead inside the trunk of Lander's Chrysler 300 early last week.

Hunt and Landers were cousins and while it's unclear how they died, their deaths are being handled as homicides by Detroit Police. Investigators believe their deaths could be connected to the burned bodies of two other women, also found in the trunk of a car, on Christmas just blocks away from where Lander's vehicle was found.

Using dental records, one of the two women found on Christmas has been identified as 29-year-old Vernithea McCrary, 

Investigators are still trying to positively identify the fourth woman.

Detroit Police say they have tied three of the women to websites advertising escort services. 

Toxicology testing is underway to determine if drugs or some kind of poison may have caused the deaths.

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