Man found dismembered inside southwest Houston hotel room, police say

HOUSTON – A man’s body was found stabbed, dismembered, and possibly shot inside a hotel room in southwest Houston on Monday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Houston police said they responded to a fatal stabbing after one of the motel’s housekeepers discovered the body around 12:30 p.m. at the Palace Inn, in the 8200 block of Southwest Freeway outbound service road near South Gessner.

The owner of a southwest Houston motel describes a violent scene.

“I went up to the room and as soon as I saw a body, I called 911 and went from there,” said Palace Inn owner Raj Das. “There was a lot of blood.

The body was near the bathroom and Das said it appeared as if his throat had been slashed. Police also said the man had several stab wounds and was possibly shot.

Police said two men, one being the victim, and a woman checked into the hotel. Sometime later on Sunday, the victim and the woman left the hotel, the manager recalled. The victim returned later Sunday, alone, he said. Meanwhile, the man who originally accompanied the victim stayed in the hotel room, Das said.

“Everything was normal from a guest standpoint. They entered and left the room two or three times throughout the day,” Das told KPRC 2.

Later that evening into the early morning hours of Monday, more people came to the room, according to Das.

Clarification:In a previous version of this story it was reported that the man was also decapitated. Police later changed the information to say that the man was only dismembered.

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