Hamilton police have discovered the body of their key suspect in Saturday's Admiral Inn murder in a ravine beside Highway 403.

The body was discovered about 9:00 a.m. behind Georges P. Vanier School on Macklin Street North by a person believed to be a staff member at the school, say police.

Detectives say Tammy Le, the victim in Saturday's Admiral Inn murder, was a sex worker and the body discovered Monday was of a man who had been her client. Police had been searching for the man as a 'person of interest" in the investigation.

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Acting Detective Sgt. Dave Oleniuk said the body found on Monday morning was a "person of interest" in the investigation into 25-year-old Tammy Le's death. (Kelly Bennett/CBC)

Detective Dave Oleniuk said Monday the body was found hanging in a tree.

Police had already begun searching the general area at the time the body was discovered. Police consider the fatal injuries to the man to be self-inflicted. 

The area police had begun their search was a wooded area behind the hotel around Kay Drage Park.

The area where the body was found is a short distance from the hotel, about 500 meters, but it is on the other side Highway 403.

Oleniuk said Le's husband was aware she was in the sex trade.

"He was aware of her situation and he was concerned for her safety."

As far as the investigation has revealed so far, the husband is not believed to be Le's pimp or involved in her work.

There are no charges against him.

Oleniuk also said police are not aware of any prior relationship the client had with Le before Saturday.

The local french high school students were kept inside, but are not being sent home.

Personal items discovered

Police also say the are hoping a citizen who discovered "personal items" on Saturday will come forward.

That person returned the items to an address on the Mountain. Investigators want to speak with that person. 

Investigators would like whoever returned those items to contact Detective Ross Johnson 905-546-3827.

Le's body was discovered in a room at the Admiral Inn on Dundurn Street at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

The murder was just one incident in a violent weekend in the city, with a second homicide and a fatal bus-car crash.

The point on the right of the map indicates where the victim's body was found. The point on the left shows the area where the suspect's body was found.