Two women were found dead Monday in a Las Vegas hotel room near the Strip in what investigators believe was murder-suicide.
The women were discovered by employees of the Palms Casino Resort around 3 p.m., Lt. Ray Spencer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police told reporters in front of the hotel.
Guests had not checked in on Monday, prompting security personnel to visit the room. When unable to enter due to the security latch on the door, hotel maintenance workers forced open the door and found the bodies lying on the hotel bed.
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They are believed to be between 30 and 30 years old and may have a romantic relationship, police said. They were declared dead on the spot.
Spencer said investigators believe the two died of gunshot wounds. Investigators believe the women reside in the Las Vegas area and died within 12 hours of their discovery.
“We know at least one of them was alive as early as 5 a.m.,” Spencer said. “From a note that was left in the room, we think they’re going to be, at least, somewhat romantically involved.”
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Investigators were unsure whether the two women died at the same time. They work with hotel security to review CCTV footage.
Fox News has contacted the Palms.