Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found over the weekend at the bottom of a laundry chute at the tallest hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas.

Officer Michael Rodriguez said Monday homicide detectives were summoned early Sunday after the woman was found dead at the D Las Vegas on Fremont Street.

Rodriguez says the case is being investigated as a suspicious death.

The woman's name and how she died weren't immediately made public.

The 34-story D Las Vegas has almost 640 rooms. It was known for many years as Fitzgeralds.

Hotel spokeswoman Lorena Amaya issued a statement calling the death unfortunate, but declining to comment about the investigation. Amaya says the hotel is cooperating with authorities.