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Woman found dead at Davis Motel was motel's owner

By GARY LIBERATORE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Police continue their investigation into a suspicious death at the Davis Motel on Herkimer Road and now say that the woman who was found dead there is the motel's owner.

Police received a call between 8:30 - 9 a.m. Thursday morning for an "unattended death" and spent much of the day at the scene gathering evidence.

Inside the motel, police found Linda Turner, 68, who owns the motel and resides on the property.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at a later time, Police Chief Mark Williams said, to determine the cause and manner of death.

The death is currently being regarded as "suspicious."

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