Woman's body found in courtyard of River Walk hotel

Body found in large courtyard of Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

SAN ANTONIO – A woman's body was found early Thursday morning in the courtyard area of the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel on the River Walk.

San Antonio police responded to the hotel on College Street after a worker said he found the woman dead around 3:30 a.m.

Few details about the woman's death have been released, but police said she was in her 50s and she seemed to have trauma to her legs, a sign that she may have come down feet first from one of the floors above.

According to police, the hotel has a large courtyard in the middle and there are open landings on each of the floors where the rooms overlook the courtyard.

Police have not determined which floor the woman might have been on or how she ended up on the ground. The Bexar County medical examiner arrived on scene and began to investigate the woman's death.

An SAPD preliminary report stated she was a guest at the hotel and was staying with another person in a room.

That person was awoken by authorities, but stated he was asleep and unaware the woman had left the room.

He was taken in to make a statement, but the report stated there was no evidence of foul play apparent at the time. The woman's name was not immediately released.

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