A woman and her daughter were found dead by Baltimore County police Monday afternoon in their apartment in the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive, police said Monday night.

Alicia Avery, 25, and Dariel Parker, 4, had not been seen for several days, and when officers entered the home, they found the pair. Police say the deaths are suspicious and detectives investigating, though no information on suspects was available Monday evening.

The bodies have been taken to the medical examiner for autopsies, police said.

meredith.cohn@baltsun.com