A man who jumped to his death from a bridge last night may have been linked to the death of a woman murdered just hours earlier. Police said the 72-year-old man, who leapt from a footbridge at Tsuen Wan MTR station, was being sought in connection with death of a 21-year-old mainland woman in Yau Ma Tei. The woman's body was found on a bed by a member of staff at the Bridal Tea House Hotel, in Arthur Street, at 1pm. It is believed she had been strangled. 'A red mark was found on the woman's neck. We believe she was strangled with a rope,' a police source said. He said initial investigations showed no sign of a struggle. Her valuables, including a gold necklace and ring, were in the room. At about 7.45pm, a local man, surnamed Tam, was found lying unconscious under a footbridge at the station at Sai Lau Kok Road. He was confirmed dead at the scene. Police later confirmed he was the person they had been searching for in connection with the murder. The man is believed to have lived at Shek Fu House, Shek Lei Estate in Kwai Chung. Police said he was seen jumping from the bridge. 'We had been trying to reach a 72-year-old man who is connected to the case, and he was seen by a witness jumping from the podium,' said Donald Li Chi-chung, chief inspector from the Kowloon West regional crime unit. Police had earlier said that a middle-aged man checked into the room with the woman on Thursday afternoon. A person staying in the room next door said he heard a row in Cantonese and moving chairs at about 1am. A postmortem examination was due to be carried on the woman today.