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Three people found dead in extended-stay hotel, deaths ruled suspicious

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Three people were found dead in a room at an extended-stay hotel Sunday and their deaths have been ruled “suspicious,” according to The Orlando Sentinel.

A worker at the Remington Inn & Suites entered the room and found a woman believed to be dead and called police.

When first responders arrived, two others were also discovered.

Their identities and cause of death were unknown Sunday evening. Police said the deaths are being ruled “suspicious” and the victims did not appear to have been dead for a long period.

Authorities posted crime-scene tape around the three-story building, which is located north of State Road 436 and west of Interstate 4. White sheets draped the railing outside the room as investigators took photos and residents in the neighborhood watched from their balconies.

Shay Bautista, 22, and her boyfriend checked into the hotel about a week ago. She traveled from Daytona Beach for a vacation.

Pelton said it’s unclear why the worker went into the room. Residents including Bautista say workers go door-to-door asking residents if they plan on staying longer and can gain entry if you’re due to leave. According to its website, the hotel offers yearly, monthly and weekly leases

Bautista said she’s packing her bags and leaving after hearing what happened.

“It was a cheap place to stay for a short vacation, but this is just terrible,” she said. “We keep hearing about all this awful news in the world and now it hits just around the corner from where I’m staying.”

Residents say police are often called to the area but Pelton said no calls were made about any disturbances in that unit recently.