Woman found dead in guestroom in central Stockholm
Police are investigating the probability that a woman found dead in a hotel room in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon was murdered. A cleaner found the body in one of the guestrooms in the first floor of the four-star Hotel Birger Jarl. Police were called in quickly and began to question hotel staff and guests, conduct a forensic investigation and try to identify the victim.
“We can confirm that it is a woman who we believe was slain and we have therefore launched a preliminary investigation into murder or manslaughter,” police spokesman Lars Byström told the news agency TT.
Hotel manager Marianne Hultberg told the tabloid Expressen that the hotel management was giving guests as much information as possible, but added: “You also have to remember that it happens that people die in hotels.” She said that the room would soon be cleaned out and rented again as usual.