Teen found dead in NYC hotel

By Michelle Kapusta,

An 18-year-old NYU student was found dead in a New York City hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the New York Post, Rowen Altenburger was found inside a room at the Bryant Park Hotel after her mother called to say her daughter was supposed to have checked out the previous day but she had not heard from her.

The New York Daily News has reported that hotel workers went to the room and found Altenburger with a bag pulled over her head.

EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Authorities believe her death may have been a suicide. A note detailing the young woman’s struggles was found near her body.

The Bryant Park hotel is an upscale hotel located on 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

"The property is working closely with authorities on the investigation. There are no further details available beyond that. Our hearts and prayers are with the parents of the victim,” a representative for the hotel said in a statement.



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