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Housekeeper finds body inside hotel room

SAN DIEGO - A man's body was found dead under suspicious circumstances Monday at a Mission Valley hotel, authorities reported.

A housekeeper discovered the 37-year-old man's body at the Iris Hotel at 625 Hotel Circle North was reported shortly before 11 a.m., according to San Diego police.

"Officers saw trauma to the man's upper body that appeared suspicious," SDPD Lt. Mike Holden said.

Darnell Grice saw the housekeeper as he approached his room, which was two doors down from where the body was discovered.

"We just seen a maid walking up, put in a master key, went in and then yelled. Lady ran off," said Grice.

The man's identity was not released, pending family notification.