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First pictures of American Airlines flight attendant found dead with cloth in mouth


The first pictures of the American Airlines flight attendant found dead in a Philadelphia hotel with a cloth in her mouth have been released.

Diana Ramos, a 66-year-old from Las Vegas, was found by staff inside her room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott on Monday night.

Medics confirmed her death at around 10.40pm, police say, and that she was found with a “cloth” stuffed in her mouth.

According to Shawn Ritchie, a spokesperson for Philadelphia Police, the woman had been due to check out of the hotel two days before her body was located.

Speaking to the New York Post, Ritchie said no further details could be released as of Thursday afternoon with the investigation continuing.

According to an unidentified American Airlines flight attendant in People, “everyone is still trying to figure out what happened” and why “Ramos’ crew just left her”.

Ramos had been with the airline for 25 years and was reportedly on a layover in Philadelphia after working on a flight from Los Angeles.

The airline shared its own emotional update on Ramos after she died.

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson said staff at the company were “devastated by this news”.

They continued: “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.

“We will continue to cooperate fully with local law enforcement in their investigation.”

Ramos’ body was moved to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy with results still pending.

Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10 that Ramos “suffered a sudden death” but other circumstances remain unknown.

The death is being treated as “suspicious”, the inspector added, with the police department’s Homicide Detectives Division taking on the case.

Police sources told 6ABC that inside the hotel room no signal forced entry had been made, and no weapons were recovered.

A Marriott spokesperson said the firm was cooperating with cops.

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