Hotels have always given me a bit of a creepy vibe.
It's bad enough that I can never get a good night's sleep in any hotel bed, but every time I travel, i get this eerie sense that something's just not right. Maybe I've watched "Psycho" a few too many times, but I get this weird feeling like someone is watching me sleep. Don't even get me started on the fact that I have zero faith in hotel cleaning staff, and I'm probably sleeping on top of someone else's dead skin, blood, and other unhygienic bodily fluids.
Gross, I know.
While my stays in some of the world's finest hotels have left me with quite a lasting impression, I've never experienced the horrors that these hotel guests did when traveling through Mexico City.
For days, guests were completely oblivious to a rancid smell coming from one of the rooms at the Hotel El Senador in Mexico City.
Finally, though, housekeepers at the hotel decided that enough was enough. After the latest guests checked out of the room, they decided to get to the heart of the problem. They suspected the scent was coming from underneath the queen-sized bed.
Expecting to find moldy food left behind by a former guest, or a dead rat, they were in for quite a gruesome discovery.
Beneath the bed was an unidentified female corpse wrapped in plastic. The cleaning ladies quickly told management and the police were called in to investigate.
A coroner's report confirmed that the woman, believed to be aged 25 to 30, had died of suffocation. Hotel staff had remembered the woman checking in with a male companion, but there is no security camera footage from outside the room that could lead police to information about the man or a motive.
As if I needed another reason to be freaked out by hotel rooms. I guess I can add checking under the mattress to my list of thing to do before trying to settle in for the night.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this poor woman and we hope the authorities solve the case quickly.