Body found at Inner Harbor hotel

No foul play suspected, police say

September 06, 2010|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police are investigating the death of an adult male whose body was discovered Monday afternoon in his room at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel at the Inner Harbor.

A preliminary investigation shows that no foul play is suspected, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a city police spokesman. A cause of death will determined by the state Medical Examiner's Office after an autopsy is completed, most likely on Tuesday.

Few details were immediately available. Silbert said a member of the hotel staff found the body about 1:30 p.m. but the spokesman did not know why the staffer checked on the room or whether the staffer was a member of the cleaning staff.

The age and the identity of the victim was not immediately released, nor did police say if the person had been traveling alone. Police would not say where in the room the body was found.

Silbert said no guests were ordered to leave the Marriott-owned, 622-room hotel, located in the 200 block of E. Pratt St.

The hotel manager, Robert M. Allen, declined to comment on specifics of the incident and would not say how his staff discovered the body. "Our number one concern is the security of our guests and associates," he said. "It would be inappropriate to make any further comments."

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