PAYING---TO SLEEP WITH THE DEAD.
MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY, 2014.
Today a body was found under a motel bed. Police say it had been there for 5 years.
Stunning news out of New Jersey. Reports that police discovered the body of a young woman under a motel bed--- have been confirmed. The owners of the motel asked that their name and location be omitted from news reports... to protect their business.
The body, which has yet to be identified, was found by a person staying in the room.
“I dropped the television remote, and when I went to check under the bed I found her. It was like something out of a Horror Movie,” said Aaron Silver, the man staying in the room.
According to initial reports by the medical examiner on-scene, it appears as though the body lay undisturbed in the room for about 5 years. There was a normal amount of rot and decay on the body to suggest that it had not been moved or touched over the course of that time.
The motel has not made a comment about the issue but have told police…”We are constantly cleaning our rooms and have no idea how this could have slipped beneath the cracks!”
“I clean rooms every day. When I kept noticing a strong smell, I told my manager,” said Anita Rodriguez, a housekeeper at the motel. “He told me to just use extra Febreeze in the room with the strong smell and it would go away, eventually. I always hated cleaning that particular room.”
Motel representatives say all their rooms are cleaned daily, but that it is not the policy of the company to make their housekeepers check under the beds.
“They do a heavy cleaning of the rooms to sanitize for guests, but when it comes to under the beds, they just run the vacuum around the edges. Who really looks under the bed, anyway? No reason to waste anyone’s time,” said Charles Dyson, a representative of the motel chain.
“It’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen,” said Police Chief Joe Goldsmith. “I’ve seen a lot of strange things in my time on the force, but to think about all the people who’ve stayed in this room, with a dead body beneath them, and they didn’t know about it? It gives me the heebie-jeebies.”
Police have seized room and occupant records for the last several years, and are trying to trace the person or persons who may have stayed in the room around the time of death.
“Funny thing is--- the records also show there have been more than 1,000 complaints from people who stayed in the room over the years. Complaints included everything from a bad smell to an ‘eerie feeling.’
Several people even asked to switch rooms in the middle of the night,” said Goldsmith. “The motel really should have checked out that room a little-more closely.”
The body of the young woman—still unidentified and clearly-- long-dead--is set for autopsy at the end of the week.