Editor’s note: New information has come to light, and it has been confirmed that it was a “cloth” rather than a “sock” that was found in the airline attendant’s mouth, according to the New York Post.
An American Airlines attendant has been found dead in a hotel room in Philadelphia.
The attendant’s identity has not been made public. According to NBC 10 News, Chief Inspector Scott Small reported the cause of death “has not been determined.”
Small added the following details:
The attendant was 66 and a resident of Las Vegas.
The woman was found by the Marriott hotel cleaning staff. Medics responded quickly and pronounced her dead at the scene at 10:40 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25.
The woman was to have checked out two days prior.
Sealed prescription bottles were found inside the room.
Officials have verified that the attendant had been prescribed “several medications.”
The room showed no signs of forced entry or struggle.
No weapons were found inside the room.
The woman’s identity is being withheld pending an autopsy.
The New York Post reported that Small also shared that the woman was found with a sock in her mouth. The attendant’s death has not yet been classified as a homicide but is considered “suspicious” and is being investigated by the Philadelphia’s Homicide Detectives Division.
This is the second death of an American Airlines attendant in three months. In June, Carol Wright, an attendant who had worked for the airline for 38 years, collapsed mid-flight during an overseas flight.
The Irish Mirror reported the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Wright was serving was diverted to Dublin, Ireland, where Wright received emergency medical care, but could not be revived.
PennLive.com reported that no arrests have been made and no persons of interest have been identified.
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