A flight attendant with American Airlines was discovered deceased in her hotel room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott, two days past her scheduled check-out date. The 66-year-old woman, a resident of Las Vegas, was found unresponsive by the hotel’s cleaning staff on Monday evening. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and pronounced her dead at approximately 10:40 p.m.
The circumstances surrounding her death are somewhat mysterious. According to police sources, there were no indications of a forced entry or struggle in the room, and no weapons were discovered on the premises. However, the woman was found with a sock in her mouth, raising questions about the cause of her death.
In addition to the unusual circumstances, sealed prescription bottles were found in the room. Investigators have revealed that the woman was taking multiple medications, although the specific types and their potential role in her death have not been disclosed.
The cause of death remains undetermined. Chief Inspector Scott Small stated that the woman “suffered a sudden death,” but did not provide further details. The woman’s identity has not been released to the public, as autopsy results are still pending.
Inspector Small has described the woman’s death as “suspicious.” The case is currently under investigation by the Homicide Detectives Division of the Philadelphia Police Department. No arrests have been made in connection with the case at this time.
This incident follows another tragic event involving an American Airlines flight attendant earlier this year. In June, a veteran flight attendant named Carol Wright collapsed during a flight from Venice to Philadelphia. Despite the crew’s efforts to save her, Wright was pronounced dead at a hospital in Dublin, Ireland, where the plane had been diverted.