PHILADELPHIA, PA – A 66-year-old flight attendant for American Airlines was discovered unresponsive in her hotel room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott on Monday night, according to local law enforcement. The woman, who had a sock in her mouth, was pronounced dead within minutes of being found. These details of the case were reported by Shawn Ritchie, the Public Information Officer.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s homicide detectives are currently investigating the incident. Ritchie noted that no weapon was found at the scene, adding another layer of complexity to the case. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small has stated that the death is being treated as suspicious, despite no signs of forced entry into the woman’s room. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was known to be on several medications.
American Airlines expressed their grief over the incident in a statement, saying that their employees are “devastated by this news.” The airline extended its thoughts to the family and colleagues of the deceased, pledging to provide all necessary support during this challenging time. The company also assured full cooperation with local law enforcement in their ongoing investigation.
Marriott, the hotel where the incident occurred, is also cooperating with the Philadelphia Police Department. A spokesperson for the hotel chain directed further inquiries to the police. The case has been deemed suspicious by the police, and the Homicide Detectives Division is now leading the investigation. As of Wednesday morning, a representative for the Medical Examiner’s Office was not immediately available for comment.