August 2, 2018 6:34 pm
Updated: August 3, 2018 1:27 pm

Death of 31-year-old woman in Vancouver hotel a homicide: police

Police found the woman's body early Wednesday morning.

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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.

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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.

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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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