Can You Solve the Mystery of This Man's Hotel Room Death?

Use these clues from the crime scene and investigation.

October 24, 2013, 12:01 PM
PHOTO: Greg Fleniken was found dead alone in his hotel room by Beaumont police in Beaumont, Texas.
Greg Fleniken was found dead alone in his hotel room by Beaumont police in Beaumont, Texas.
Courtesy the Fleniken Family

Oct. 25, 2013— -- intro: On Sept. 15, 2010, Greg Fleniken died unexpectedly in his hotel room in Beaumont, Texas.

There was no sign of a struggle, no obvious injuries to the body and nothing missing from the room. At first, police investigators believed Fleniken died of natural causes.

But a medical examiner ruled Fleniken's death a homicide.

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Using photos from the scene of the crime, can you solve the mystery of how Greg Fleniken died?

quicklist: 1category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 1: The Hotelurl:text:Successful oilman Greg Fleniken often traveled to Texas on business from his home in Louisiana. A man of habit, he always stayed at the Elegante Hotel in Beaumont during his regular trips to the small 20672141

quicklist: 2category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 2: Security Camera Videourl:text: Footage from the hotel's security camera videos showed that Greg Fleniken entered the hotel at 5:03 p.m. on Sept. 15, 20673283

quicklist: 3category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 3: Cigarettes, Cell Phone and Candy Barsurl:text: According to those who knew him, Fleniken stuck to a routine at the Elegante Hotel. On his bed when he died were cigarettes, his cell phone and candy bars.

"He'd set up, and that was his routine for the evenings," Beaumont Police Detective Scott Apple told ABC News' "20/20."

"He had his phone to communicate with his wife or for business. He smoked a lot, and he had his candy bars because he had a sweet tooth."media: 20673228

quicklist: 4category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 4: Broken Circuit Breakerurl:text: With everything laid out on his bed, it appeared that Fleniken was settling in for the night.

He rented the movie "Iron Man 2" and microwaved popcorn. Because he was watching the movie and using the microwave, Fleniken blew out the circuit breaker and killed power to his room.

The circuit breaker was fixed by a hotel repairman, a registered sex offender. But the repairman had an air-tight alibi after he left Fleniken's 20672240

quicklist: 5category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 5: Air Conditionerurl:text: When the fuse blew in the hotel, the air conditioner in Fleniken's room had been turned off.

It was never turned on again, leaving the room very hot. According to private investigator Ken Brennan, who was hired by Fleniken's wife, Susie Fleniken, Fleniken "loved the room ice cold. His wife always said that; he liked it like a meat locker."media: 20672721

quicklist: 6category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 6: Lit Cigaretteurl:text: The next morning, Sept.16, 2010, Fleniken was found lying dead on the floor of his hotel room between the bed and door. In his hand was a freshly lit cigarette.

Investigators noted that the cigarette was in Fleniken's left hand, even though he was 20672647

quicklist: 7category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 7: $1,000url:text: Fleniken lived out of a suitcase when he stayed in Beaumont. His belongings, including more than $1,000, were left undisturbed in his room when he 20672622

quicklist: 8category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 8: Autopsy Reporturl:text: The autopsy report said Fleniken suffered severe internal injuries, consistent with blunt force trauma. His body had broken ribs, lacerations to the liver and scrotum, and a hole in his heart. There was, however, no bruising or any other obvious signs of a beating. The medical examiner listed his manner of death as a 20672572

quicklist: 9category: Cluestitle: Clue No. 9: Indent in the Wallurl:text: Missed during the initial investigation was a small indent in the wall between rooms 348 and 349 that private investigator Brennan and Beaumont Police Detective Apple found later.

Maintenance records show the wall had been repaired, but the indent was still noticeable. The men staying in the room next door had been drinking heavily and told police they didn't have any idea what had 20672499

quicklist: 10category: Conclusiontitle: Solve the Mysteryurl:text: There's the evidence. Can you solve the mystery of how Greg Fleniken died?media: 20672141

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