Police find woman's body in hotel room, looking for person of interest

David O'Donnell (source: Louisville Metro Police Department)
David O'Donnell (source: Louisville Metro Police Department)

Louisville, KY - Posted by Mike Dever - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman's body was found in room at the InTown Suites at 4604 Wattbourne Lane early Monday and police are looking for a person of interest in the case.

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says someone called police just after 7 a.m. to ask that they check on the welfare of a female in one of the rooms. When officers arrived, they found the woman inside.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mitchell says there were signs of foul play and police believe the woman could have been murdered.

"It appears to be a homicide at this point," Mitchell said.

The woman has been identifed as 21-year-old April O'Donnell. Mitchell says police believe family members of O'Donnell may have made the call.

Police have named a person of interest in the case: David O'Donnell.

O'Donnell, who is 5'7" and weighs approximately 165 pounds, was last seen in the area of the 6900 block of Bardstown Road and was wearing a dark gray shirt and denim shorts. He already has outstanding warrants for assault and wanton endangerment.

Anyone who sees David O'Donnell or knows where he is asked to call the LMPD anonymous crime tipline at 574-LMPD.

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