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Buttocks Injection at Pa. Hotel Leads to Woman's Death

A Philadelphia Police Department Crime Scene Unit member places bags into a van in front of a Hampton Inn in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Police say they're investigating the death of a woman who had a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Buttocks Injection at Pa. Hotel Leads to Woman's Death
Police crime scene investigator places bags into a van at Hampton Inn in Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(CBS/AP) Police say they are investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman from London who had a cosmetic injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia International Airport.

Detectives say the woman and three associates traveled from London and were staying at the Hampton Inn in southwest Philadelphia. Two of them reportedly came to the city in November to have their buttocks enlarged and, on Monday, one received another injection while the other had a hip augmentation.

Detective Joseph Murray said the 20-year-old woman who had the buttocks injection complained of chest pains and trouble breathing. She was later taken to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where she died early Tuesday.

The results of an autopsy by the Delaware County medical examiner's office haven't been released.

Police are looking for two people involved in the cosmetic procedures, which authorities believe were arranged over the Internet.

"We're not quite sure right now if that person performing that procedure is licensed or unlicensed," said Lt. John Walker of the Philadelphia police southwest detectives division.

Walker said investigators were also awaiting test results to determine the substance used in the procedures.


  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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