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Identity of woman found dead in College Park released

A woman's dead body was found in a room at the Ramada motel in College Park off Route 1 Tuesday. (Photo: Horace Holmes/WJLA)
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County police have identified the dead body found in a College Park motel Tuesday.

The victim is Catina Cortes, a resident of New York.

According to court documents, Cortes had prior arrests for prostitution.

Sources told ABC7 that Cortes was in the D.C. area at the time of her death, advertising herself on the website Backpage.com under the name "Mz. Peachez." Her last ad appeared on the site on Monday.

Police told ABC7 that Route 1 from College Park up through Laurel has been a "hotbed" of such activity of late.

 

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