A woman identified as Jenifer Nwokocha, 20 from Umuekenyike, Obirikom in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State was on Thursday strangled to death.
The incident occured in a hotel room on Woji Road, GRA Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The victim’s lifeless body was discovered with a white piece of cloth around her neck. when the hotel’s house keeper tried to clean up the room the deceased and her partner had used.
She was strangled to death by yet-to-be-identified assailant who fled after committing the dastardly act.
A source at the hotel who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that before the victim’s corpse was found, her killer had already escaped.
The source said, “The victim was discovered on Thursday morning after the hotel room service knocked the door several times but there wasn’t any response.
“The room service alerted the management and they used a spare key to open the door, only to find the woman already dead inside with a piece of white cloth around her neck, whereas her partner was nowhere to be found.”
The police spokesman in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations had commenced on the case with some persons already in Police custody.