By Megan Palin
The first pictures have emerged of the American Airlines flight attendant who was found “unresponsive with a cloth” in her mouth in a Philadelphia airport hotel, two days after she was supposed to check out.
Diana Ramos, 66, of Las Vegas, was discovered by cleaning staff at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott on Monday evening and medics pronounced her dead around 10:40 p.m., according to police.
Ramos had “a cloth” in her mouth when she was found, Philadelphia police spokesperson Shawn Ritchie confirmed to The Post.
The investigation is ongoing with the Homicide Detectives Division and no further details could be released as of Thursday afternoon, police said.
“Everybody is still trying to figure out what happened and why her crew just left her,” an unidentified American Airlines flight attendant told People, revealing that Ramos’ crew was based in Los Angeles.
Ramos was a 25-year veteran of American Airlines and had reportedly been on a layover in Philadelphia after working on a flight from Los Angeles when she died, according to the airline.
American Airlines staff “are devastated by this news,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“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,” they added.
“We will continue to cooperate fully with local law enforcement in their investigation.”
Ramos’ body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The results are still pending.
Her cause of death has not been determined, but she “suffered a sudden death,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10.
Her death is considered “suspicious” and is being investigated by the police department’s Homicide Detectives Division, Small told the outlet.
There were no signs of forced entry or a struggle and no weapons were recovered inside the room, 6ABC reported, citing police sources.
Sealed prescription bottles were found inside the room, and investigators said she was on “several medications.”
A spokesperson for Marriott said the company is cooperating with the Philadelphia Police Department and directed further questions to it.