Four Being Questioned After Dead Body Found at Downtown Motel

by Kelly Mills on July 1, 2011 at 4:33 am

Four people are being detained for questioning as the Zanesville Police Department investigates a dead body discovered at the Econo Lodge on 7th Street.

According to Lt. Tony Coury, around 4:15 Thursday afternoon officers were called to the motel when a report was made about a man being combative toward the clerk. Upon officers arrival they discovered the man was upset, because his 33-year-old girlfriend was dead in room 103.

 Lt. Coury says as the scene at the Econo Lodge was unfolding officers pulled over a vehicle on Main Street and discovered a large amount of drugs and money. Coury says two people from the car and two people from the motel are all being held for questioning in connection with the woman’s death. He says officers are still trying to determine if her death was accidental or if foul play was involved.  Zanesville Police are waiting for autopsy results in the investigation.