1 killed, suspect arrested in Ivy City Hotel stabbing, DC police say

District police have arrested a 43-year-old man who is accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Northeast D.C. hotel room.

D.C. police said officers were called to Ivy City Hotel at the 1600 block of New York Avenue just before 7 p.m. Friday to investigate a reported issue.

When they arrived, officers said Christy Bautista, 31, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, was unconscious inside a hotel room with stab wounds.

First responders attempted to revive Bautista but were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

George Sydnor, Jr., 43, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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