She said she became worried after not hearing from him for several days and called the hotel to ask the staff to check on her at 10 o’clock.Th– bunk room.
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When security tried to open the door, it was blocked by a mattress.
“They used brute force to get in,” Tabares told the station. “The workers of the hotel used force and could not find the belongings of the two people living there. They were scared. They were nervous.”
Lara was staying at the hotel with her boyfriend, who was doing renovations on the building, WPLG reported.
Authorities have not identified a suspect, but Tabares believes the man killed her and then killed himself in Sarasota, NBC reported.
Police have not confirmed a connection between Tuesday’s murder-suicide on the side of I-75 in Sarasota, according to a report.
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office exhumed the woman’s body around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the cause of death remains under investigation.
A front desk employee told WPLG that the hotel is not open to the general public, but only for airline pilots and flight attendants.
The station said it learned Lara was not an airline employee.
Officials said there was no danger to the public, but local residents and tourists expressed concern over the incident.
“I think it’s a terrible thing to have something like this happen in the middle of the beach,” Alicia Darias told NBC Miami.
Desiree Arnold of Jacksonville said she saw a heavy police presence Tuesday night.
“We are here on vacation. We’re like four hotels, so now I’m like, ‘Are we safe?'” he told WPLG.
The Post has reached out to the hotel for comment.