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.

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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.

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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.”

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The victim’s name was not immediately released.