Woman found dead at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix

A murder investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside an upscale downtown Phoenix hotel.

Phoenix Police say officers were called to the Renaissance Hotel, near Central Avenue and Adams Street, at around 3:30 a.m. on July 5 for reports of a shooting.

A security guard found an injured woman in a hotel room. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as 28-year-old Desiree Serpas.

"The investigation is ongoing, homicide investigators are on scene," police said.

Members of the Panama soccer team were at the hotel ahead of a Copa America game on July 6. However, police say no information suggests the death was connected with the team's stay at the hotel.

"I’m in shock right now. I didn’t know," said Tony Martinez, who is in Phoenix to cover the Copa America game.

No further details on the incident were released.

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Police are investigating a murder at the Renaissance Hotel near Central Avenue and Adams Street.

Copa América team staying at Renaissance Hotel

A Copa América soccer team that is staying at the Renaissance Hotel will be waking up to a crime scene.

Panama's national team is reportedly staying at the hotel.

Panama is scheduled to play in a quarterfinal match against Colombia on Saturday at 3 p.m. at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

Map of the hotel