22-Year-Old Dallas Woman Murdered in Chicago Hotel Room

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Media outlets in Chicago are reporting this morning that Brianna Gardner, a 22-year-old from Dallas, was fatally shot in the head in an upscale Chicago hotel.

Gardner's body was discovered in her seventh-floor room by the Whitehall Hotel housekeeping staff. One guest told the Chicago Tribune they heard a gunshot at about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The case has been ruled a homicide. A relative of Gardner, reached this morning at her Duncanville home, declined to comment.

Update on Aug. 15: As has been pointed out, Gardner had a history. She was arrested by Chicago police on a prostitution charge last week. She'd been arrested in Texas on the same charge last April. According to ABC 7 Chicago, she'd been looking for work as a stripper or nude model.

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So now the family is not only grieving her death but grieving over the fact that you published her name and that she has prior arrests for prostitution..this 'article' wasn't newsworthy and it appears the only thing it accomplished is to cause further  anguish to the family.


Side story is that she was a prostitute who was picked up for solicitation earlier in the weekend, and she has an arrest record in Harris County, TX as well. SO....not too hard to figure out what happened here.

scottindallas topcommenter

what, no CELEBRATE DIVERSHITTY?  No, "gun bans didn't stop this from happening?"  Too soon?



 ...come on, use the old grey matter behind your eyes; just because she was living the dangerous life of a habitual prostitute may or may not have a bearing on what actually happened...homicide can be caused by any number of things...however, I will concede that since she did have a record for prostitution arrests - most people are not too concerned about her death and I think that is unfortunate because it may not help a complete investigation take place and (therefore) justice may not be done in this case...

scottindallas topcommenter

 @EdDeline I assumed as much, though thought I'd hold my judgment till the facts bear that out.

scottindallas topcommenter

 @trudat I don't see where anyone was dismissing the case because of her past.  I know I wasn't.  There's no excuse for murder, 'cept so prevent murders.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

 @scottindallas Still, what does suspected prostitution have to do with her being murdered?


Perhaps she did run around with some tough people, but killing her had nothing to do except to send a message from the shooter to the other people that the shooter is trying to control.


Also absent in the stories, is whether or not she was the one who was renting the room.

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