Flight attendant found dead with a sock in her mouth at Philadelphia hotel
The 66-year-old woman was found in her room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott shortly after 10:40 p.m. and pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m.
An American Airlines flight attendant was found dead with a cloth or sock in her mouth in a hotel room near the Philadelphia airport in Pennsylvania, police said.
The 66-year-old woman was found in her room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott shortly after 10:40 p.m. and pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m., according to Public Information Officer Shawn Richie.
The police department’s Homicide Detective Division is investigating, according to the public information office, which added that no weapon was recovered at the scene.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC Philadelphia that police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death, although there were no signs of forced entry and the unidentified woman was taking several medications.
Investigators also told ABC News station WPVI in Philadelphia that the woman, who was not identified at this time, was presumed to have left her room two days earlier.
It is unclear why her body was not discovered during that period, but authorities were notified immediately after housekeeping staff made the discovery.
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An autopsy is now pending to determine the cause of the flight attendant’s death.
A statement from American Airlines said employees are “devastated by this news.”
“Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone affected has the support they need during this difficult time. We will continue to cooperate fully with local authorities in their investigation,” the statement continued.
A Marriott spokesperson said the company is cooperating with Philadelphia police.