Wisconsin Woman Kicked Out of Hotel After 9 Years

By: ABC News Email
By: ABC News Email
The reclusive woman had tapped out her savings since moving into the Marriott after her life was turned upside down in 2004, WISN reported.

The hotel in Racine, Wisc., where a woman checked out on Oct. 24 after facing eviction from the room that she had rented for about 9 years. (courtesy WISN/ABC News)

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Racine, Wis. -- A woman who had been living at a Wisconsin hotel for nine years checked out this week after she racked up a $28,000 tab and the hotel tried to evict her.

Jana Ganjian, 64, left the Racine Marriott on her own accord, Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told ABC affiliate WISN.

The reclusive woman had tapped out her savings since moving into the Marriott after her life was turned upside down in 2004, WISN reported. Ganjian's attorney had tried to file a motion with a judge earlier this week to remain at the hotel, but the judge didn't get to it on time, prompting the eviction notice to take effect on Thursday.

"It's a cliché, I know," Ganjian told WISN. "But it feels like a nightmare to me that I can't wake from."

It was unclear where Ganjian moved to.

"I don't know where she ended up going, but she left before we had to evict her," Schmaling told WISN. Prior to Ganjian leaving, hotel staff had been working with her to help her find another place to live.

Ganjian was out of work due to a chronic illness and she moved to the hotel because they provided valuable services she could not find anywhere else, WISN reported.

When contacted by ABC News, hotel officials declined to comment on the eviction.

"As a matter of guest privacy we don't discuss details of our guests' stay," said Jeff Flaherty, senior director of corporate relations of Marriott International Inc.


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