Staff at a suburban Baltimore hotel unlocked a guest door and discovered the bodies of a man, two women and a teenage girl, according to authorities who did not release a cause of death.
The four were related and police were not looking for any suspects, said Baltimore County Police Cpl. Michael Hill. However, it was unclear whether the deaths might have been the result of a murder-suicide. Hill said the victims were not from the Baltimore area and that police were trying to contact the next of kin. Autopsies were planned for Tuesday, and police didn't release their identities.
The hotel staff made the discovery Monday after the room occupants didn't check out when expected from the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, just north of Baltimore, said Baltimore County Police Department spokesman Bill Toohey.
Hill said it was not known whether all four people were hotel guests and that it would be premature to release a cause of death. "We don't know even what kind of investigation we're dealing with at this point," he said Monday evening.