Suspect held in Dubai hotel manager murder probe

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Police said Maria Esilan, a training manager at the Four Points Sheraton hotel, Dubai, had been murdered in her apartment last Thursday.
Police said Maria Esilan, a training manager at the Four Points Sheraton hotel, Dubai, had been murdered in her apartment last Thursday.

Dubai police said on Wednesday that it had arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 50 year old British woman found dead in her apartment in the emirate.

Police said Maria Esilan, a training manager at the Four Points Sheraton hotel, Dubai, had been murdered in her apartment last Thursday, after being found with a knife stuck in her left side, news agency WAM reported.

Dubai Police launched an investigation on May 27 after Esilan was found dead in her apartment in Mankhool area.

According to Brigadier Khalil Al Mansouri, head of Dubai's CID, the murdered Briton was last seen at her workplace on May 23.

Investigations revealed that the the suspect whom Esilan had befriended also stole her jewellery and passport after a failed attempt to sedate her with a sleeping drug.

Police also arrested three of the main suspect's friends on suspicion of involvement in the murder.

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