A woman checked into the Days Inn in Guelph, Ont. The following day, staff went into the room to clean and discovered the woman lying motionless. To them she appeared dead, so they called the cops.
The cops arrived and they concluded that yes she was indeed dead, so sealed the room and launched a criminal investigation because it appeared “the victim met her demise as a result of foul play.”
“Evidence indicated that everyone that came in contact with the victim during the initial discovery by motel staff, management and later, by more than one responding officer, genuinely believed the victim to be deceased,” police said.
When forensics arrived at the scene, they detected faint signs of life and she was rushed to hospital.
She was treated for non-life-threatening injures and released shortly afterwards.
It is unknown what condition or injury the woman suffered.
Police policy says, “officers are not qualified to pronounce death unless certain obvious signs exist.”
The result is the retraining of the officers involved but no further action will be taken.
“For those officers involved, it was a definite eye-opening experience,” the police force said.