A 38-year-old woman was found dead in a New York hotel room next to a bloody iron, and her teenage son said she acted “nervous” and “worried” in the days preceding his death.
Staff at the SoHo 54 Hotel found the lifeless body of Denisse Oleas-Arancibia with “trauma to the face” around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. police sources say it New York Daily News.
Although the circumstances of the woman’s death are unclear, police say they are investigating the case as a homicide.
“There were no signs of forced entry, but a bloody iron was found near his body,” the outlet reported.
Edwin Cevallos, 18, said he last spoke to his mother the day before her untimely death.
“The week (before), she was sad. She was so nervous and worried,” Cevallos told the Spanish-language publication, adding that he did not know if her strange behavior was related to the tragedy.
Detectives are trying to track down the owner of a pair of bloody pants found inside the room, according to ABC7. report.
“My mother, she worked very hard,” Cevallos said, adding that he didn’t know what his mother did for a living or why she was at the hotel. “She worked all day. She was always working for us to give us the best life in this country.
“The best part about her is that she always helped us and the family, and she was very organized,” the heartbroken teen said through tears. “She always had money to cover all the household expenses. She didn’t owe anyone money.
“All I knew was that every day at 2 p.m. she went to work in Manhattan,” he said, describing how he called the police on Thursday after she failed to return home .
“A police officer showed up at his house shortly afterward, then took him to Manhattan to tell him that she had been found dead a few hours earlier,” the statement said. New York Daily News reported.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine how Oleas-Arancibia died.
Oleas-Arancibia’s 13-year-old son and both his parents still live in Ecuador. She came to the United States five years ago and brought her oldest son three years later.
“She wanted a better life because in Ecuador there are a lot of bad people. It was so dangerous,” Cevallos said. “She gave us the life we always wanted.”