ITHACA, N.Y.—A woman’s body was found in a hotel room on Friday afternoon, according to the Ithaca Police Department, which is calling the death “suspicious.”

Details are almost non-existent in the police’s announcement, and the release evokes more questions than answers. Police stated that there was “police activity that encompassed several locations in the City of Ithaca in relation to this investigation.”

The announcement continues that the investigation is ongoing and “additional details will be released in the early part of next week.” is reporting that the body was initially found in the Canopy by Hilton hotel in downtown Ithaca, and was happened upon by a hotel staff member.IPD has told The Ithaca Voice that more investigation is needed before they would say if foul play is suspected. A manager at the Canopy by Hilton hotel declined to comment.

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward via the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
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