SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Police arrested a 26-year-old man after a woman was found dead in a hotel room late Tuesday night.
The case is being investigated as a homicide.
Salem police said the woman's body was discovered at the Days Inn Black Bear Inn on NE Motor Ct around 10:50 p.m. Detectives initially responded to conduct a welfare check.
"They tried to make contact with the person inside, there was no response, so they entered the room, and inside they found a deceased female," Lt. Dave Okada told KOIN 6 News.
Police arrested Cody Roy Hilliard as a suspect in the case. He was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility and faces a murder charge.
A hotel guest said they heard the woman had been stabbed, but Salem police would not confirm that information.
Police said the victim has tentatively been identified, but will not release her identity until next of kin is notified.
The investigation is ongoing.
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