UPDATED: Body Found at Redwood City Hotel

Police were on scene Tuesday afternoon.

Days Inn Redwood City, at 2650 El Camino Real.  Photo courtesy: Google Maps.
Days Inn Redwood City, at 2650 El Camino Real. Photo courtesy: Google Maps.
By Bay City News Service: 

Update 3:30 p.m.: 

A person found dead Tuesday at a Redwood City hotel appears to have died of natural causes, a police spokesman said.

 Officers responded to a report of a deceased person at the Days Inn at 2650 El Camino Real at around 12:45 p.m., police Lt. Sean Hart said.

Investigators do no suspect foul play, Hart said.

Original story as follows: 
Police are investigating reports of a body found at a Redwood City hotel Tuesday afternoon, a police lieutenant said.

Reports of a possible body at the Days Inn at 2650 El Camino Real came in at 12:45 p.m., police Lt. Sean Hart said.

 Police are still on scene investigating and have not confirmed whether there is a body there.

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RM March 19, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Sea, what difference does it make? Are you writing a book about the guy? No, you're not. Complainers like you would find something wrong even if they released every detail. NEWS FLASH: Sea, the world doesn't revolve around you!
Jim Clifford March 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM
I realize this is a BCN item, not Patch, but I take issue with your remark about being limited by "the information we are given." Reporters are supposed to ask questions. I doubt you meant to imply the opposite, but I sometimes feel that advances in technology make it easy to avoid basics. This is brought out in the movie "State of Play." I hope we are not facing a future in which news is limited to government handouts, pun meant. Two recent incidents in Redwood City, both involving police, make me wonder. Sea-thanks for asking.
Autumn Johnson March 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Although the story is a BCN item, which all local media outlets use, we still make calls and get the press releases from local law enforcement and the coroner's office in these cases. As a former law enforcement officer, I can tell you that law enforcement investigators do not generally give out every detail in death investigations, for obvious reasons. We are not able to report rumors. In order to have responsible reporting, we must report on information with confirmation from official sources in these kinds of stories. Just because there is not any additional information posted does not mean an inquiry was not made. Additionally, this editor also covers about 16 other sites.
Jim Clifford March 21, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Autumn: 16 sites? There's the rub.
Autumn Johnson March 21, 2014 at 03:42 PM
You're telling me! :) Thanks for hanging in there with us while Patch is in transition.


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