LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman was found beaten to death in a hotel room near MacArthur Park early Monday morning, hours after the man who rented the room checked out.

Authorities said the room was registered to the man who checked out Sunday morning. He is now considered a “person of interest,” according to police.

A cleaning crew discovered the body at the Olympic Hotel at 725 S. Westlake Ave. just after midnight, according to Sgt. Joy Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Station.

The woman, who was about 40, suffered blunt force trauma to her face and head, Smith said.

Homicide detectives have secured the room as a crime scene and begun their investigation.

“The coroner’s people are still at the scene,” LAPD Sgt. Michael Mabie said at 7 a.m. “So right now we are operating on the premise that it’s a probable homicide… And, yes, we would consider the man who rented the room at least a person of interest at this point.”

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

Comments (6)
  1. Bravo 21 says:

    in that part of town, what did you expect? All bottom feeding wetb@cks around that area, ICE should do their job and round them up and send them back to their fourth world country.

  2. Beverly Hills girl says:

    These people likely used the room as a mexth lab

  3. bob henning says:

    That was pretty good Detective Work. She was found Beaten To Death in a room registered to a Man whom they say is a person of intrest in the Crime. They say it is being investigated as a Probable Homicide. Well I hope so, I doubt The Poor Woman Beat her own Face and Head to a Pulp. Whats scary is that there are Thousands of Animals walking around that are capable of this and even worse Violence. Think about a Man who could just stand over a woman and beat her continiously Fracturing her Head and Face Dozens of times Causing her Death. Now picture him being in your Neighborhood. Now Multiply this Animal by 10,000 Times and Thats Los Angeles.

    1. Michael J. McDermott says:



    THAT WAS MY MOTHER AN I PRAY TO GOD HE ROTTS IN HELL! if anyone have anything that they would like to share with me please contact me via email

  5. Melesa Harris says:

    Melesa Harris ,that was my mother,if anyone no anything please contact LADP cause dis blasterd need to pay for what he done tp my mother,i pray da same thing happen to him

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