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Woman found dead in Garden Grove hotel room

August 21, 2009 |  3:35 pm

A woman whose body was found today in a Garden Grove hotel room is believed to be the victim of a homicide, authorities said.

Officers sent to the Crowne Plaza hotel in the 12000 block of Harbor Boulevard discovered the body of a 24-year-old woman in a guest room about 10 a.m., said Lt. Travis Whitman. Investigators believe the unidentified woman is a homicide victim but have not released a cause of death.

“We’re looking into the possibility that she was a guest,” Whitman said. “The investigation is still very new.”

The hotel, which is about a mile from Disneyland, is popular among visitors to the Disney amusement parks as well as the Anaheim Convention Center.

— Paloma Esquivel, reporting from Orange County