A woman committed suicide inside of a Bay Ridge hotel room on April 25, making her the third person in just six months to die at the Best Western Gregory Hotel on Fourth Avenue.
Police have not released the name or age of the woman, who was discovered in her room early in the morning with a knife lodged in her chest.
The incident is the latest in a bizarre string of deaths that have given the otherwise respectable hotel, which is between 83rd and 84th streets, a horror-movie reputation.
In January, 20-year-old Pamela Hanson allegedly stabbed Bay Ridge resident David Diaz, 26, to death in their hotel room. Hanson is currently facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the crime.
Then, in late February, a cleaning lady discovered the body of 52-year-old Paul Mento in a bathroom. Mento, another Bay Ridge resident, was found in the bathtub with duct tape covering his mouth. Although no note was found, police later ruled the death a suicide.
On Tuesday at the hotel, a woman working the check-in desk declined to comment about the string of deaths.
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