Police Arrest a John and a Friend in College Park Hotel Death

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    A so-called "John" and his friend are now under arrest after being accused of murdering a suspected prostitute. News4's Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins has the story. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    Police say they've arrested a John and one of his friends in connection with the shooting death of a woman found inside a College Park hotel.

    Crews responded to the Ramada Inn on Baltimore Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after a hotel worker found the body of 25-year-old Catina Cortes inside the second-floor room.

    Woman's Body Found in College Park Hotel Room

    [DC] Woman's Body Found in College Park Hotel Room
    A woman was found shot to death inside a College Park hotel Tuesday. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    Police believe she may have been killed the night before her body was found.

    Vaughn D. Bellamy, 23, of Northeast was arrested Friday morning on charges of first and second degree murder and a gun charge in connection with Cortes' death, and his friend, 24-year-old Barry Foxx of Temple Hills was charged with accessory after the fact.

    Police Investigate Shooting Death of Woman in College Park Hotel

    [DC] Police Investigate Shooting Death of Woman in College Park Hotel
    Police in Prince George's County are investigating, after a woman was found shot to death inside a College Park hotel room. News4's Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    Police say Bellamy and Cortes had agreed to meet at the hotel to exchange money for sex. Foxx helped Bellamy get to and from the crime scene, police said. 

    Cortes had advertised her services online, and had been arrested in the past, police said.

    "She was not particularly receptive. Whether she reached out or not, I don't know but she was offered [help]," David Coleman with Prince George's County police's vice intelligence unit said. 

    In a news conference Friday, Coleman pointed out the case is a reminder of the dangers of the sex trade.

    "We were reminded this week as we interviewed numerous women who are involved, how often they get raped and robbed," Coleman said.