This is an updated report.
Police ruled the death of Rodney Curiel, a 34-year-old man found inside his Mission Hotel room on Monday a homicide. An autopsy was completed this week.
Robert Velarde, an inspector with the homicide unit of the San Francisco Police Department, said they don’t have a suspect or motive .
Police officer Samson Chan said the victim died of “possible strangulation.”
When asked whether they were looking at surveillance cameras to see who went inside the victim’s room, Velarde said, “We’re reviewing that as we speak.”
The hotel manager found the victim inside his room at 10 a.m. Monday at 520 South Van Ness Ave. in the Mission District during a routine pest control inspection.
Sgt. Wilfred Williams, a public information officer with the police department, said Curiel was found lying on his bed.
Chan said Curiel had been living in the residential hotel between three to eight months.