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Murder victim's family sues hotel chain after Portland killing

Ashley Benson. (Contributed Photo)

The family of a woman murdered at the DoubleTree Hotel in Northeast Portland is now suing Hilton, the parent company.

Ashley Benson was strangled in a hotel stairwell on Christmas Day in 2014.

The lawsuit claims DoubleTree should be held liable for not recognizing the situation, that Benson was a sex trafficking victim and that her killer was a client.

Benson's family is also suing Backpage.com -- the ad service where Benson's killer met her.

No comment yet from either Backpage or the Hilton.

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