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Woman's dead body found on sidewalk in front of Regis Hotel

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 A woman's body was discovered on the sidewalk in front of the Regent Hotel on the 100 block of East Hastings last night, the Vancouver Police Department reports. The women fell from a window on the sixth floor, VPD's Major Crime Section investigators determined, after responding to a call from 9-11 reporting the discovery of the corpse.

Officers have secured a suite on the 6th floor of the hotel where it is believed the woman many have been shortly before her death. A man residing in the suite is being interviewed, along with a number of witnesses.

Police have not yet released the identity of the deceased woman.

"This is a tragic loss of life and our investigators are working hard tonight to determine the circumstances that led up to her death,"  Constable Jana McGuinness said.

If you have information about the death, please  contact the VPD Major Crime Homicide Squad at 604-717-2500, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Sister Watch tip line at 604-215-4777.