Vancouver police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old woman in a downtown hotel as a homicide.
Police were called to the Regal Hotel on Granville Street near Helmcken Street around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, to reports of a strong odor on the second floor.
When they arrived, investigators found a deceased woman inside an apartment unit.
She has now been identified as 31-year-old Chelsea Lynn De Forge of Vancouver.
Investigators have not commented on the woman’s manner of death.
The death is not believed to be a random event, and there is no risk to the public, police said.
The death marks Vancouver’s 13th homicide of the year.
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