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Police investigate suspicious death of woman in apartment above strip bar

The suspicious death of a woman at the New Broadview Hotel at the intersection of Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue is not being treated as a homicide, police said late Monday after receiving autopsy results.

Police wouldn't reveal the woman's name, nor whether she worked as a dancer for Jilly's strip club downstairs. The woman was in her forties and that she was found in a hotel room on the second floor late Sunday night, said Constable Tony Vella.

Hotel manager Melvin Osolky said he couldn't name the woman either, but said she had been visiting her boyfriend, who was a new guest at the hotel. He also said her boyfriend was the one who had called the police.

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A hotel guest, who didn't want his name used, said the woman lost consciousness in one of the bathrooms that evening.

"Long story short, she made a mess in the bathroom and when the guy took her out, I was the one who cleaned it up."

The guest said he didn't hear anything more about the woman until the next morning, when he got up for work and met the police at his door, waiting to question him about her death.

With a report from Kate Hammer

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