UPDATE: Suspicious death at Virginia Beach hotel now considered a homicide

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-11 11:04:23-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach Police have reclassified a suspicious death at a hotel as a homicide.

At approximately 5:50 a.m. Thursday morning, Emergency Communications received a report of a dead woman at the Studios & Suites 4 Less Hotel, located at 717 S. Military Highway.

Police say the woman died due to blunt force trauma.

The woman's identity is being withheld until proper notification of the next of kin is made.

Police and forensics teams were seen bringing bags of possible evidence out of the room on Thursday morning.

Hotel employees and witnesses say a woman stayed in the room with her son.

Another witness told NewsChannel 3 she heard something and called police to report it.

"We were just walking in the area and we started hearing a woman screaming and cussing for a man to stop," she said.

However, police won't say if the original 911 call was made from inside or outside of the room or any details on what might have happened.

Detectives say there is a suspect. That person's identity is also being withheld at this time.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.