Stamford cops eye person of interest in hotel stabbing

Police say they have identified a person of interest in the stabbing death of a 21-year-old woman in a Stamford hotel.

A Sheraton Stamford Hotel worker found the body of Layla Banks, of Greenwich, in a service hallway at 6:19 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses at the hotel say they heard screaming on the floor, but police say no one called it in until the body was found.

Police say the person of interest knew the victim. They say he may have attended a party at the hotel in the hours before Banks was killed.

Police searched for clues in nearby woods and continue to investigate.

Related Information:Stamford detectives - 203-977-4406 or 977-4404

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