Two New Yorkers were found dead with a plastic bag tied over their heads in a room on the 18th floor of the Yotel Hotel this week. Reports did not include the identities of either individual.
According to the New York Post, a 30-year-old woman and 33-year-old man from Brooklyn and Queens, respectively, were discovered by a member of the cleaning staff in room 1830 at the Manhattan hotel at about 7 p.m. on Thursday. In addition to finding the pair unresponsive, the housekeeper reported a few other details to police.
She said a sheet was hanging inside the door in an apparent attempt to obscure the scene. The man and woman also reportedly left a note affixed to the hanging sheet thanking the cleaning crew and containing a cash gratuity.
Police say both individuals were on their backs atop the bed with the bag cinched around their heads. Inside the bag, reports indicate officers found two nitrous oxide containers.
A suicide note was also reportedly found at the scene, apparently signed by both individuals and expressing a pre-existing desire to end their lives. Officials indicate two additional documents were found in the room, describing them as the last will and testament.
The police sources also mentioned a book pertaining to suicide was found near the bed with a chapter pertaining to suffocation bookmarked.
After emergency personnel pronounced the man and woman dead, law enforcement launched an investigation. The medical examiner’s officer reportedly found that the scene signaled the deceased had planned out the act.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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