Police in the Northern Marianas have launched a homicide inquiry into the death of two farmers whose bodies were found on Sunday morning next to an airport runway on Saipan.
The police say there are visible signs of foul play.
The men, Chinese nationals, were identified by relatives as 51 year old Hai Ren Li and 47 year old Cheng You Li.
It is the third double homicide involving Chinese nationals on Saipan in less than two years.
The latest victims had been farming in the same area where Guo Huang Xu and his wife, Qing Xiu Zheng, were found burnt to death in their house in February this year.