British woman, 22, is found dead in Swiss hotel room after ‘sex game that went wrong’ her arrested German boyfriend tells police
- Anna Florence Reed found dead in her hotel room near Lake Maggiore, Locarno
- The 22-year-old arrived at Swiss hotel with German boyfriend the night before
- Guests heard her shouting the night of her death at the Ramada La Palma au Lac
- Her boyfriend reportedly told the police that she died in a ‘sex game gone wrong’
A British woman has been found dead in a hotel room in Switzerland reportedly after a ‘sex game gone wrong’.
Anna Florence Reed was discovered at around 7am on Tuesday morning in the hotel bathroom after shouting was heard coming from her room, according to Swiss newspaper Il Giornale del Ticino.
The 22-year-old had been staying at Ramada La Palma au Lac in Locarno, in Switzerland, according to local media.
Staff at the hotel were altered after guests reportedly heard shouting and screaming, the Swiss French-language newspaper Le Matin reports.
Paramedics were called but she could not be revived and was declared dead at the scene.
Ramada La Palma au Lac in Locarno, Switzerland, where Anna Florence Reed was found dead on Tuesday morning
Her boyfriend was said to have been arrested and told police the holidaymaker died during a sex game, Corriere del Ticino reports.
A post-mortem examination was said to have confirmed she died from suffocation or asphyxiation and had small fractures and cuts on her body, local media reports.
Swiss police said a 29-year-old German who was living in Zurich has been arrested.
Prosecutor Petra Canonica Alexakis told Corriere del Ticino that investigators are currently considering a charge of murder or culpable homicide.
Swiss police said in a statement: ‘A 29-year-old German man has been arrested and a file has been sent to the local prosecutor with an allegation of pre-intentional homicide.’
Locarno and Maggiore Lake in Ticino, Switzerland. The hotel where Ms Reed was found sits on the picturesque lake
A spokesman for the Foreign Office told MailOnline that British and Swiss police were in contact with their staff.
He said: ‘Our consular staff are assisting the family of a British woman following her death in Switzerland and are in contact with the Swiss and UK police.’
The couple had been staying at the four-star Ramada La Palma au Lac and had arrived the night before Ms Reed’s was found.
Local media reported that raised voices were heard coming from their room and the night porter was called to intervene the night before she was found.
Lake Maggiore is a popular location for tourists with cruises and boat trips of the picturesque mountains and water.
The 100-year-old Ramada La Palma au Lac hotel is also home to the Locarno International Film Festival, which is held every August.