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Chicago man charged with murder at the Schaumburg Hotel

Schaumburg Police have arrested a 23-year-old Chicago man in connection with the murder in Portland, Oregon, of a woman who was found dead in a long-stay hotel Friday morning.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old Susan J. Tobey, died of blunt violent trauma, according to the Cook County coroner’s office, which ruled the death a homicide.

Jose Y. Martinez Segundo, of the 800 block on West Cuyler Avenue, was charged with first degree murder late Monday, according to a press release from the Schaumburg Police Department. He was taken into custody without incident on Sunday while an arrest warrant was being carried out at his home. He is due to appear in Rolling Meadows court for a bond hearing on Tuesday.

Police said officers and paramedics discovered Tobey’s body at Extended Stay America, 1200 E. American Lane, at 11:33 a.m. on Friday while answering an emergency call about an unresponsive person.

It doesn’t appear that anyone else in the hotel was in danger, said Wolf.

The murder comes just months after Schaumburg officials approved new regulations to increase security at its 30 hotels.

At the time, police said they had seen an increase in thefts, car break-ins, assaults, batteries, domestic disputes, youth harassment and noise complaints in hotels over the past three years.

Long-stay hotels have seen a particular surge in domestic violence calls, said Schaumburg Police Chief Bill Wolf, as it has become more common for people to use them as their primary residence.

The new regulations covered parking lighting, security, video surveillance and the enforcement of curfews for young people in public areas. They also covered room occupancy restrictions, keeping registration records, restricting or monitoring access to entrances between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and limiting the length of stay to 28 days, except for corporate contracts and emergencies.

Membership in the police’s Safe Hotel program also became compulsory. The program, which started about five years ago, provides an open line of communication between the police and the hotels.

Wolf said Extended Stay America had cooperated in the ongoing investigation.

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