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Decomposing body discovered in Woodlands parking garage after sitting unnoticed for two months

Decomposing body discovered in Woodlands parking garage

Woodlands residents are baffled as to how the decomposed body of a 26-year-old woman sat unnoticed for nearly two months on the second story of a local parking garage.

On Thursday evening, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office were searching for suspects in a domestic fight near the Marriott Waterway Hotel. Making their way to the hotel garage, they discovered a car covered with dust. Inside was the body of a woman who officials say has been reported missing since June 11.

Investigators are treating the case as a possible suicide and, as such, have not released the woman's identity.

Meanwhile, patrons who use the busy Woodlands garage — which is open to the public for a fee and owned by the Marriott — are shocked that no one came across the gruesome scene earlier, especially considering that the lot regularly fills to capacity for concerts at the nearby Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

”I am surprised that there wasn’t an odor or something,” says financial advisor Paul Lancaster, who keeps an office in the area and parks in the lot almost every day.

Hotel management assures KHOU Channel 11 that the garage is patrolled daily and cleaned on a weekly basis.

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The body of a 26-year-old was discovered in a garage at the Marriott Waterway Hotel in the Woodlands.
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