Dead woman in College Park identified

Details are sketchy on the death of a woman found at a Ramada Inn along Baltimore Avenue. (Photo Courtesy Prince George\'s County Police)

WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County police have identified the dead woman found at a Ramada Inn in College Park on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the department issued a release identifying the woman as Catina Cortes, 25, of Far Rockaway, N.Y. County police thought initially that the woman was in her 30s.

At 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, a motel employee said she found a dead body in a second- floor room at the Ramada Inn. Cortes died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Prince George’s County police announced that they are considering the death a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

WTOP’s Andrew Mollenbeck contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.

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