An American Airlines flight attendant was found dead at a Philadelphia airport hotel with a 'cloth in her mouth,' police say

  • Philadelphia police are investigating the "suspicious" death of a flight attendant at a local hotel.

  • On Monday evening, a 66-year-old woman was found "with a cloth in her mouth" at a Marriott hotel.

  • The woman, a flight attendant with American Airlines, was pronounced dead.

Philadelphia police are investigating the "suspicious" death of an American Airlines flight attendant who was found dead this week at an airport hotel.

On Monday at 10:41 p.m. local time, police responding to a call at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott discovered a woman inside her hotel room "unresponsive with a cloth in her mouth," Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson Shawn Ritchie said in a statement to Insider.

She was pronounced dead four minutes later.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide. No weapons were recovered at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said the deceased, an unidentified 66-year-old woman, likely suffered a "sudden death," according to NBC10.

There were no signs of forced entry, and she had been on "several medications," Small added without specifying what kinds.

American Airlines, in a statement, said the company is "devastated" by the loss of its employee.

"Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues, and we're doing everything we can to ensure all affected have the support they need during this difficult time," a spokesperson told Insider. "We will continue to cooperate fully with local law enforcement in their investigation."

So far this year, Philadelphia has recorded 323 homicides, a 23% decline from 2022 but roughly double the number from a decade earlier. The vast majority of those killed — 292 — were victims of gun violence.

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