NYPD suspects murder in woman’s SoHo hotel room death, say police sources

The body of a 38-year-old woman was discovered in a SoHo hotel room Thursday next to a bloody iron, and police are investigating her death as a murder, police sources said.

Hotel staff discovered the woman unconscious with trauma to her face in an 11th-floor room at the SoHo 54 Hotel on Watts St. near Sixth Ave. at around 10:30 a.m., cops and sources said.

Medics called to the hotel declared the woman dead on the scene.

Police investigating the hotel room found no signs of forced entry, but discovered a bloody iron near her body.

The woman has an address in Queens and has no criminal record, police sources said.

A woman staying in the room next door recalled a chaotic scene at the hotel, which she said is packed with people attending upcoming New York Fashion Week events.

“The manager was banging and screaming, ‘Hello? Hello? Hello?'” Victoria Marinucci recalled. “Then there were detectives everywhere.”

“It was really scary,” added Marinucci, who is in town from Los Angeles for the major fashion industry event. “We knew that the person didn’t make it.”

The city medical examiner will determine her cause of death.

There were no immediate arrests.