by Emily Moran | Reporter

The body of a New York woman with family in Reminderville was discovered July 21 in a room at Metropolitan at The 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland, according to Cleveland police.

No cause of death for Sandra T. Maia-Cohen, 53, had been determined as of July 27.

Maia-Cohen's room had no evidence of forced entry and her body was found in the bed with no apparent injuries, according to police. The homicide unit of the CPD and Cuyahoga County medical examiner were called to the scene.

According to Cleveland police, her body was found at the hotel around 1 p.m., after the Reminderville Police Department received a call for a wellness check on the victim from family members who live in the village.

According to village Police Chief Jeff Buck, family members requested the check for the evening of July 20, and the village contacted Cleveland police.

It wasn't immediately clear who initially discovered her body.

According to police, Maia-Cohen left home July 2 and checked into the hotel, considered one of Cleveland's luxury hotels. The investigation is being considered a "dead body" case pending a ruling from the medical examiner.

"We haven't released anything regarding that case yet," Chris Harris of the examiner's office said July 22.


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