Man arrested in suspected homicide of woman found in Lakewood motel

Posted 11/5/19

The Lakewood Police Department is searching for answers after a woman’s body was found inside a motel in the early morning of Nov. 2. At around 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 2, police were called to the Chalet …

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Man arrested in suspected homicide of woman found in Lakewood motel

The scene at the Chalet Motel at 6051 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood Police were called to the motel on Nov. 2 on reports of a female found dead. The case is considered to be a suspicious death investigation.
The scene at the Chalet Motel at 6051 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood Police were called to the motel on Nov. 2 on reports of a female found dead. The case is considered to be a suspicious death investigation.
courtesy of the Lakewood Police Department
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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story appeared in our print editions. This version is updated to reflect the arrest of a suspect.

The Lakewood Police Department has made an arrest and charged a man with homicide after a woman’s body was found inside a motel in the early morning of Nov. 2.

At around 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 2, police were called to the Chalet Motel at 6051 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on reports of a dead body, according to a release. The body belonged to 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas.

On the afternoon of Nov. 5 Lakewood police detectives arrested Jarvis Gates, 38, for the homicide death of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas at the Chalet Motel. Gates was arrested without incident, and charged with felony murder and 2nd degree kidnapping.

If you have any information on the case, call the Lakewood Police tip line at 303-763-6800.

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