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Identity released of woman found in Best Western homicide

Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2016 at 2:57 PM EDT
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Police responded to the hotel just before 1:00 Friday afternoon. (Source: WECT)
Police responded to the hotel just before 1:00 Friday afternoon. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have ruled a young woman's death in the Best Western on Market Street a homicide.

Wilmington police identified the victim as Ashley Ann McLean, 21, of Lillington, NC.

According to Cathryn Lindsay, spokesperson for the police department, housekeeping found the woman dead in a room shortly before 1:00 Friday afternoon.

The manager of the hotel called emergency crews, who attempted life-saving procedures, but were unsuccessful.

No other details have been released at this time.

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