TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — A man from Nehalem was found dead Friday at a Tigard hotel and officials have ruled his death a homicide.

Embassy Suites Hotel staff found Brian Lowes, 61, dead in his hotel room, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He had checked into the hotel, which is near the Washington Square Mall, earlier that day.

The police initially called the death “suspicious,” but said the Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled it a homicide.

Tigard Police Lt. Neil Charlton said Lowes checked into his hotel alone. He would not confirm Lowes’ cause of death other than that he died from “homicidal violence.”

Police said the investigation is still active and asked anyone who saw anything suspicious on Friday or who may have information to call the Tigard Police Department.