KANSAS CITY – The urban legend of a decomposing body hidden in a hotel room has been around for decades. It turned out to be true in a hotel in Missouri almost twenty years ago.
In2003a person staying at the Capri Motel in Kansas City, Missouri, complained about an odor in his room. When he first came he complained about the smell and four days later he checked out of the hotel because he couldn’t take it anymore.
Thatcleaning teameventually found a body in the room and reported it to the police. It was discovered hidden in the box spring under the bed, which was covered with wooden panels.
The body of the deceased lay in this area for several days before it was discovered. It is not clear if the victim was ever identified or if a suspect was found in this case.
This is a piece of Kansas City folklore that’s loud FOX 4, many residents of the city do not want to have. The Kansas City Police Department ruled in 2015 that the Capri motel was a “crime magnet.” The motel the following yearwas demolished.
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