The dismembered bodies of two women were found Tuesday in the Honduran capital, where an average of 20 people die violently each day, police said.
The victims, who were between 25 and 30 years old, were "strangled and dismembered," the source told reporters.
Both bodies showed "severe signs of torture" and were found on a Tegucigalpa street.
So far this year, at least 300 women have been murdered in Honduras, according to human rights organizations.
Honduras suffered 85.5 homicides for every 100,000 residents in 2012, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders per 100,000, the Violence Observatory at the National Autonomous University said in a study released in February. EFE