Lesbian couple commits suicide in NE Philly hotel

A lesbian couple from West Virginia reportedly committed suicide at a motel in Northeast Philadelphia this weekend.

The two women, 33 and 39, who are not being publicly identified, were found Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Motor Inn in Rhawnhurst by motel management. The women had bags tied over their heads. One had both hands bound behind her back and the other woman had one arm restrained, though it is not clear how; police say it appears that woman assisted the other in binding her hands.

Police spokesperson Officer Christine O’Brien said there was no forced entry into the room and it did not appear there was anyone else involved. The incident was initially mistakenly reported in the media as a homicide involving a man and woman.

There are no details on why the women were in Philadelphia.