British woman found dead in Vietnam hotel

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The dead body of a British female was found Thursday in a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's backpackers' area.

At around 7 a.m. Jay Julia Anne, 43, was found lying naked on the bed of a room in a hotel on Do Quang Dau Street. She had already been dead for days as her body had started to decay.

Before that, residents living in alley 14 off Do Quang Dau Street in District 1's Pham Ngu Lao Ward had reported smelling a strong odor emanating from the  hotel.

Hotel employees found that the odor was coming from Anne's room.

Local police arrived at the hotel to examine the scene. No official announcement on the death has been made.

At around 1 p.m. the body was brought to a mortuary for an autopsy.

According to the owner of the hotel, Anne had hired the room there since January this year.

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