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Man who suspected he had COVID-19 and left home to quarantine later found dead in Beachwood Hotel

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:01:10-04

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — A 31-year-old Lyndhurst man who suspected himself of having COVID-19, and left his home to quarantine, was later found dead inside a suite in a Beachwood hotel on Oct. 18, according to police.

Just before 11 a.m. on Oct. 18, a Lyndhurst father reported that his 31-year-old son had not spoken to him since a wedding the week before and had not answered his cell phone.

Police responded to a home on Harwich Road where the 31-year-old man was living with his roommate.

The roommate said the man feared he may have contracted COVID-19 so he went to a hotel to isolate. The roomate said he had been texting the man up until Oct. 15 and he “seemed fine,” according to the report.

The roommate originally told police the wrong hotel name, so he wasn’t immediately found.

Later on in the afternoon, police went to a hotel on Park East Drive where his vehicle and a cell phone ping led officers to the missing 31-year-old man, who was found dead in a "kneeling position with his head resting on the nightstand," the report said.

According to the police report, officers said there were no signs of foul play or suicide.

Police said there was evidence inside the hotel room that the 31-year-old was sick, with vomit in the trash can and empty cold medicine containers located in the room.

No further information has been released.