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Two suspicious deaths at Saint John hotel being investigated by police

Saint John Police investigate suspicious deaths in city hotel
WATCH ABOVE: Police in Saint John are releasing very few details following the discovery of two bodies at a Saint John hotel on Tuesday. As Global's Andrew Cromwell reports the deaths have been deemed suspicious.

Saint John Police are investigating the deaths of two people found at an east-side hotel Tuesday evening.

Police say the deaths are considered suspicious.

There was a heavy police presence at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites on Major Brook Drive in east Saint John for most of the evening, with several police cruisers and the forensic identification unit on scene.

A number of guests told Global News that people were questioned individually, but they had no further information to pass along.

In an email responding to an information request, police said two dogs were removed from the hotel and remain in custody “as part of the police investigation.” The email goes on to say staff at a shelter are taking care of both dogs, who “are safe and are doing fine.” Police said they could not confirm the breed at this time.

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Police say a further update will be issued when more information is available.

–More to come.