Skip to comments.Cocaine Investigation Turns Up Body Packed in Dry Ice(Only in Newport Beach)
Posted on 03/08/2008 10:53:33 AM PST by kellynla
NEWPORT BEACH An investigation into cocaine sales led Newport Beach police to a four-diamond hotel where they found a woman's body packed in dry ice, authorities said Friday.
An autopsy of the woman, who has not been not identified, shows that "the victim's death does not appear to be a homicide," police said in a statement. Toxicology results are pending and a cause of death hasn't been determined.
The body was discovered shortly after narcotics investigators at 10:15 Thursday night arrested Stephen David Royds, 46, on the grounds of the Fairmont Newport Beach on suspicion of cocaine sales and possession.
A subsequent search of Royds' room turned up the body inside a large, plastic container full of dry ice. Police said they still don't know if Royds, a Newport Beach resident who is being held on $30,000 bail, was involved in the death.
Police Sgt. Evan Sailor described the woman as white and in her 20s or 30s. She was fully clothed and "because of the way she was kept, she was very well-preserved," Sailor said.
Royds in 2002 pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to five felony charges, four of which were related to either possession or sale of a controlled substance, and one of which involved possession of a forged driver's license, online court records show.
The woman's body was discovered in Room 966, which stood out conspicuously when viewed from a stairwell. Two magnum-sized bottles of sake on the balcony looked as if they had been jury-rigged as makeshift lamps, with screw-in light-bulb fixtures attached to their spouts. Visible inside was a box labeled "Spy Vision: Night-Vision Goggles," a toy that sells for about $15 online.
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Are you still with us? LOL
Chill out; I’ll be back in the morning...
“Come up to my room and we’ll put something on ice”, he said romantically.
You be cool for twenty hours and I’ll give you twenty grand.
Die in style and comfort!
Seems to me she had a fatal case of ‘Royds.
LOL. It wasn’t me! ROFL
Excellence in journalism.
So, the guy that was arrested lives in Newport Beach and was arrested at hotel room in Newport Beach,,,hmmm. Maybe his freeze-HER at home wasn’t working?
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