SAN DIEGO -- A man was found dead at the bottom of the Lafayette Hotel's swimming pool Friday morning, Fox 5 San Diego reports. The body was discovered around 6:15 am by a hotel employee who called police.
San Diego police Lt. Joseph Ramos told the Fox affiliate that foul play does not appear to a factor in the death. "We have not been able to find anyone that saw him enter the pool or anyone that knows him," Ramos said.
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was not a registered guest of the hotel, but Ramos said he may have been visiting someone.
The Lafayette Hotel is a historic North Park property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1946, during its heyday the hotel was a vacation hideaway for many of Hollywood's elite, like Bob Hope and Ava Gardner. In recent years, the hotel has seen a resurgence in popularity, with its Weissmuller Pool becoming a destination for hipsters looking for a place to sip cocktails, and see and been seen. The hotel is also popular with the LGBT community.
The San Diego County Medical Examiners Office was on scene at the hotel, located in the 2200 block of El Cajon Boulevard, until about 9 am this morning.
NBC 7 news reported this afternoon that police say the man is a 53-year-old transient who frequents the area. [this sentence is the update]
More details about this story will be reported on as they become available.