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Tourists Sleep Over Dead Body

June 11, 1999

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Two German tourists spent the night on a motel room bed, unaware a dead body lay under them, police said Thursday.

The couple, whose names were not released, took a $36-a-night room Wednesday at the Burgundy Motor Inn, just off the city’s casino strip.

Although they complained to the management about the smell, they stayed in the room overnight, according to officials. In the morning they were given another room.

Maids who came to clean the room looked for the source of the smell and found it after removing the mattress and box spring to find the body of a man in the box frame underneath.

The identity and age of the man was not known, nor how long the body had been there.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

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