Who was Diana Ramos?
Diana Ramos, 66, was an American Airlines flight attendant who was found dead in her hotel room at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott on Monday night. She had a cloth in her mouth and was unresponsive when the police arrived. She was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m. local time.
Ramos was supposed to be the lead flight attendant for a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Monday, but she did not show up at the gate. Her crew members tried to call the hotel twice to check on her, but they did not get any response. The hotel staff then discovered her body and alerted the authorities.
Ramos had been working for American Airlines for over 40 years and was described by her colleagues as a “kind and caring” person. She was also a mother of two and a grandmother of four.
What are the police saying?
The Philadelphia Police Department has deemed Ramos’ death as “suspicious” and has assigned homicide investigators to the case. No weapons were found at the scene and no arrests have been made so far. The police are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The police spokesperson, Shawn Ritchie, said that the investigation is ongoing and that they are looking into all possible scenarios. He also said that there were no signs of forced entry into the hotel room and that Ramos had been on “several medications” for unspecified reasons.
The police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or online at phillypolice.com.
How are American Airlines and Marriott responding?
American Airlines issued a statement saying that they were “devastated by the news” and that their thoughts were with Ramos’ family and colleagues. They also said that they were doing everything they can to ensure that all affected have the support they need during this difficult time. They added that they will continue to cooperate fully with the local law enforcement in their investigation.
Marriott also expressed their condolences to Ramos’ family and friends and said that they were cooperating with the authorities. They said that they have a “zero tolerance policy” for any criminal activity on their premises and that they take the safety and security of their guests and associates very seriously.
What are the implications of this case?
Ramos’ death has shocked and saddened the flight attendant community, especially those who work for American Airlines. Many of them have taken to social media to pay tribute to her and to demand justice for her. They have also raised questions about the safety and security of flight attendants who travel frequently and stay at different hotels.
Some of them have also expressed their frustration with the lack of media coverage and public attention to the case. They have accused the media of being biased and insensitive to the plight of flight attendants, especially women of color. They have also called for more awareness and support for the mental health and well-being of flight attendants who face various challenges and stressors in their profession.
Ramos’ death has also highlighted the need for more transparency and accountability from the hotel industry, especially in terms of their policies and procedures for checking on the welfare of their guests and reporting any suspicious or unusual incidents. Some flight attendants have suggested that hotels should implement a “welfare check” system for their guests, especially those who are traveling alone or have not checked out on time.