PHILADELPHIA — Authorities are investigating after a female flight attendant was found dead inside a Philadelphia hotel room Monday evening.
Officers responded to the Philadelphia Airport Marriott at about 10:41 p.m. after cleaning staffers reported finding a body in a hotel room. The 66-year old woman was found with “a cloth in her mouth,” authorities said, was pronounced dead at the scene, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports.
Police said they are investigating the incident as a suspicious death, while noting there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle, and no weapons recovered from the scene.
Authorities found several sealed bottles of prescription in the room, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports. The woman was “on several medications” and is believed to have suffered a “sudden death,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, per NBC 10.
The woman’s identity was not revealed, but authorities did confirm she was a flight attendant for American Airlines. Investigators said she was supposed to have checked out of the hotel two days earlier, per WPVI.
An autopsy to determine the woman’s cause of death is now pending and investigation into the incident is ongoing, authorities said.