Two women were found dead inside a San Jose motel room Sunday afternoon, according to San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol.
Police received a report of a possible dead body inside an E-Z 8 Motel room, located in the 1500 block of North First Street in San Jose, just before 4 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found the two women dead. Police had to wear protective masks over their faces before they entered the room.
A housekeeper first discovered the decomposing bodies of two women in the bed of Room 289. The women checked in Monday, and housekeepers noticed their "Do Not Disturb" sign had been hanging for several days before they called police
“We did have the fire crews come out to check the air in the room to make sure there’s no chemicals in use of anything of that nature, and they determined it was safe for entry," Sgt. John Carr said.
Customers of the motel, which offers both long and short-term stays, said they are concerned even though police have come here on numerous occasions.
“I’m really concerned," motel resident Charles Pettus said. "If there’s something going on that we might not know about, there’s really not enough information being passed out to a lot of the families that are out here.”
But police assured folks there was not a dangerous suspect on the loose.
“There doesn’t appear to be anything to indicate one way or another what the cause of death is. We’re trying to determine that right now,” Carr said.
Police are still investigating the circumstances around the deaths.