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Miami Police seek help identifying 2 men sought in connection with woman found beaten in hotel

Miami police released surveillance video Friday that shows two men who are wanted in connection with the brutal beating of a woman inside a hotel room last year.
Miami police released surveillance video Friday that shows two men who are wanted in connection with the brutal beating of a woman inside a hotel room last year.

MIAMI – Miami police released surveillance video Friday that shows two men who are wanted in connection with the brutal beating of a woman inside a hotel room last year.

Police were called to the Miami Marriott Biscayne at 1633 N. Bayshore Drive around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 in reference to a woman who was found unresponsive inside a hotel room.

While the incident occurred six months ago, detectives have exhausted all leads and are requesting the community’s assistance.

According to authorities, an employee at the hotel told responding officers that the woman, who was a guest at the hotel, failed to check out of her room on the scheduled date, which led them to check her room.

That’s when the woman was found unresponsive and severely battered.

Police said the victim was immediately taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital by Miami Fire Rescue, where she received extensive treatment.

Police are searching for two men who they are calling persons of interest in the case.

“We’re hoping the video is clear enough so someone can recognize the face of either one of the subjects,” says Kiara Delva of Miami Police.

One was described by police as a white male with a black Mohawk-style haircut. He was last seen wearing a black mask, red shirt, jean jacket, camouflage pants and sneakers.

The second person of interest was described by police as a black male, who was last seen wearing a light-colored hat, white mask, black shirt and black pants.

“You can see the woman who appears to be having some sort of conversation with two subjects in the lobby,” explained Delva of the footage. “A few seconds go by and she is seen walking over to the reception area.”

“[They are] people of interest at this time,” added Delva. “We are not classifying them as suspects. We just want to talk to them to see if they have any information.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Miami Police Department’s Assaults Unit at 305-603-6940 or email Assaults@miami-police.org. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Amy Viteri is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined Local 10 News in September 2015. She's currently an investigative reporter and enjoys uncovering issues facing South Florida communities. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she's happy to be back in South Florida, where she earned a masters degree at the University of Miami.