There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the tragic death of an American Airlines flight attendant at a Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia Airport.
Unanswered Questions Surrounding Death of American Airlines Flight Attendant At Airport Marriott Hotel In Philadelphia
Here’s what we know so far:
- Cleaning staff discovered a dead flight attendant on Monday evening (September 25, 2023)
- Medics were summoned and pronounced her dead at 10:40 pm
- The flight attendant, 66-years-old, had a sock or “cloth” in her mouth
- “Sealed” prescription drug bottles were found in the room
- Police were summoned and found no signs of:
- forced entry
- Even so, police have ruled the death “suspicious” and homicide detectives are now investigating
But many questions remain:
- The woman was supposed to have checked out two days earlier – why did no one from the hotel check her room sooner? Do rooms sit empty for two days?
- What was the cause of the death?
- Was this more likely suicide or foul play?
- Were the prescription drugs hers?
- Were the prescription drugs of the sort in which overdose can cause death?
- Did American Airlines not check in on her when she failed to show up for work?
Certainly, this is a tragic death and many open questions remain. Without delving into any specifics, American Airlines released a short statement on the death:
“The well-being of our team members is our top priority, and we will ensure that all those affected by this tragic loss have the support they need.”
The investigation is ongoing.
I went to law school in Philadelphia and have walked past or through that particular Marriott Hotel more times than I can count. How sad that a flight attendant passed for reasons that, whatever the cause, appear sudden and premeditated.
We don’t know that this was suicide, but if you are contemplating suicide please reconsider. Your life is too valuable. Consider calling or texting the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 within the USA.