Young woman’s body found stuffed in suitcase left at California hotel

Posted at 5:49 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 19:46:29-04

SAN DIEGO --  Amid the industrial trash cans lining the side of the mustard-colored, downtown San Diego hotel, investigators made a grisly find Wednesday.

Inside a suitcase left in front of the bins, they found the body of a "young" woman, officials told KSWB.

San Diego police cleared the area along 7th Avenue between Ash and A streets surrounding the Chadwick Hotel, taping off the driveway along the side of the building where the dark-colored suitcase was found.

A man who lives in the neighborhood was walking on the sidewalk when he spotted the black suitcase, police said. He took a closer look, determined it was suspicious and contacted police.

Information about the "young" woman, including a possible age or identity, was not released.

It was not disclosed if police are actively searching for a suspect.

The cause of the woman's death is not yet known.