Houston Police Department
Investigation into Woman's Death at 3700 North Terminal Road

January 2, 2012 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman on a passenger plane at 3700 North Terminal Road about 6 a.m. today (Jan. 2).

The victim, 25, was pronounced dead shortly after landing.  Her identity and cause of death are pending notification to family members and autopsy results from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Elsbury and Senior Police Officer R. Martinez reported:

About eight hours into a commerical flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Dallas/Forth Worth, the woman went into medical distress.  Members of the flight crew, aided by a physican who happened to be on board, began performing emergency medical procedures as the plane was diverted to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  Shortly after landing, the woman was pronounced dead.

There are no apparent signs of trauma nor any indication of foul play.

KJS/JFC  1-2-13
Inc. #000518013

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.