A 23-year-old girl identified as Maureen Ewuru, was on Thursday found dead in a hotel room in D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
She was found strangled in the hotel room where she had spent some time with an unidentified man.
She was believed to have had sex with the killer before she was murdered.
Her photographs went viral on social media, with many calling in the police to unearth her killer.
One of the photographs showed her corpse on the hotel room bed with a white ripe around her neck, indicating strangling.
Spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said preliminary investigation showed that Maureen must have been strangled by her supposed boyfriend.
“We are aware of it. That incident happened at Olu Obasanjo where a lady was found dead in her hotel room.
“The matter is being investigated and the circumstance that led to the incident, we are yet to have it but preliminary investigation revealed that she was strangled to death by her boyfriend.
“After having sex with her, he locked the room and took flight but unfortunately for him, he left a trace which is helping us in our investigation. It is a very good trace,” he said.