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Body found in Florida hotel room believed to be slain

December 30, 2020 GMT

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered Tuesday afternoon by a hotel employee.

Broward County sheriff’s deputies are considering the death at a Dania Beach hotel to be suspicious, WPLG-TV reports. The body was found when the employee entered a guest room.

“Upon deputies’ arrival, they located an adult female unresponsive on the third floor of the hotel,” said Sgt. Donald Prichard. “Broward homicide detectives are classifying this as a suspicious death and are trying to identify the cause of death for the female.”

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Some guests cut checked out of the hotel after learning of the death. Others were unable to get back to their rooms as crime scene technicians investigated the scene.