The remains of the woman and her newborn baby boy was found in a hotel room at Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu. Pic courtesy of police.

KOTA KINABALU: A woman was found dead with a newborn baby boy by her side in a hotel room at Jalan Pantai here, on Tuesday morning.

Hotel staff, who suspected something amiss, went into the room and discovered the 24-year-old woman lying in a pool of blood inside the bathroom.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said police were immediately despatched to the scene after being alerted at 7.30am.

"Based on investigation, the victim had checked into the hotel yesterday morning. She just delivered her baby and we believe she died due to excessive blood loss.

"There were no other injuries found on the victim's body," he said, adding the body has been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's forensic unit.

Chandra said the newborn baby was safe and taken to the Women and Children Hospital in Likas for further treatment.

He added police have yet to trace the victim's family and had sought cooperation from public to inform the authority should they have details on the woman.

Translated from Harian Metro

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