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Body of woman found in Fort Worth motel room, police say

Fort Worth police release 2018 crime stats

In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from Fort Worth police.

The body of a woman who had been killed was found inside a Fort Worth motel room Tuesday night, police said.

The victim was on a floor, police said.

Someone called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. to report that a woman had been shot and was in a room at the Golden Gate Motel in the 7500 block of Camp Bowie West Blvd.

Police found a “suspicious” person in the motel’s parking lot and detained him. He had a knife and handcuffs on him, police said.

The Tarrant County Medial Examiner’s Office had not released the victim’s name or cause of death early Wednesday, and her age was not clear.

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