Houston Police Department
Investigation into Female’s Death at 3701 North Terminal Road

August 26, 2013 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman aboard a Qatar Airways flight enroute to Houston about 1:05 p.m. last Friday (August 23).

The female, Fatimah M. Alsiari, 49, of Saudia Arabia, was pronounced deceased during the flight to Houston.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. French and Officer N. Rosenblatt reported:

Ms. Alsiari was en route to Houston via Qatar Airways flight #QR077 to be treated in the Houston Medical Center for an undisclosed illness. A doctor treated her on board the flight and pronounced her deceased approximately 10 hours into the flight.

Alsiari's death appears to be from natural causes, but her official cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

JKS/JFC 8-26-13
Inc. #106067113

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