Woman’s body found in suitcase behind San Diego hotel

The body of a young woman was found Wednesday inside a suitcase behind a hotel in downtown San Diego, police said.

San Diego police said a man who lives in the area spotted the suitcase near some trash bins in a parking lot behind the Chadwick Hotel around 11 a.m., CBS affiliate KMFB reported.
Lt. Ray Valentin told KFMB Wednesday afternoon police had scant information, including the victim’s identity or her age.

“This is a tragic scene right now, what we’ve got here, but we’re going to do everything in our power to find who conducted or did this to this person,” Valentin said.

Police wouldn’t say if there were any obvious signs of trauma to the body. The county medical examiner’s will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

Investigators asked anyone with information to contact the San Diego police department or CrimeStoppers.

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