San Diego

Police Investigate Mysterious Death of Man at Mission Valley Hotel

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide at this point, SDPD Lt. Holden said

A 37-year-old man who checked into a Mission Valley hotel room Sunday evening was found dead hours later in what police are now calling a homicide, San Diego Police Lt. Holden told NBC 7. 

The San Diego resident was the only person to check into room 239 at Hotel Iris that evening, a hotel in the 600 block of Hotel Circle South, Holden said. The hotel is located just south of Interstate 8, near the UC San Diego Medical Center.

The next morning, a hotel employee in housekeeping found the body on the floor of the room with trauma to the man's upper body, Holden said. The first officers on scene found the man's injuries to be suspicious and opened a death investigation. 

At this point, authorities believe the death happened in the early hours of Monday morning. 

Detectives have begun treating the death as a homicide. Detectives are checking surveillance video, talking to workers and conducting a full investigation. 

No other information was immediately available.

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