Suspect in custody for hotel murder

Chen Huizhi
A woman was found dead in a hotel in Shanghai on Wednesday, and a 57-year-old male being held by police has allegedly confessed to her murder.
Chen Huizhi

A 57-year-old man has been detained for allegedly murdering a woman in a hotel in Shanghai, police said on Thursday.

A woman was found dead in a Hanting hotel on Lanxi Road, Putuo District, at 5:15pm on Wednesday.

After initial investigations, police found that the woman was murdered, and a local man surnamed Gu was quickly identified as her suspected killer.

Gu was caught in Taicang City, Jiangsu Province, at 11pm on the same day, police said.

He has allegedly confessed and said he killed the woman due to relationship issues after the two had a quarrel.

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