Crime & Courts

CMPD: 1 dead at N. Charlotte motel

A woman who apparently had been using drugs was found dead at a North Charlotte motel Friday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Another woman who also apparently was using drugs is in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center-University, police said.

The preliminary investigation indicated there was no sign of foul play, according to CMPD, and that both women had been using drugs.

A call for service came in at 11:01 a.m. for the Sunset Inn in the 5300 block of Equipment Drive near Interstate 85 and Sugar Creek Road, authorities said.

One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital.

No one at the motel was available for comment. Police remained at the scene throughout the late morning and into the afternoon.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.