Laurel investigates mystery hotel death

Laurel police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a room at the Holiday Inn Express just off Interstate 59.

Authorities have not released the identity of the 54-year-old local white man. Authorities say the man was known to get a room at the hotel several times a week.

Police say they believe he died of natural causes because the door was still chained when the housekeeper discovered his body.