ATLANTA " Delta flight attendants found the body of a woman in the restroom of a plane that landed in Atlanta early Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said.
The crew noticed the restroom was occupied on final approach, spokeswoman Keyra Johnson said. Flight 950 from Los Angeles landed at 5:51 a.m., and Delta officials have not said how long the woman may have been in the restroom.
Atlanta police were notified and met the plane at the gate, Johnson said.
The body was to be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner's office for an autopsy later Wednesday, said GBI spokesman John Bankhead. Authorities were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death, Bankhead said.
The woman's name and age have not been released.
Atlanta police stationed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport respond to calls about dead bodies on airplanes a couple of times a year, police spokesman Officer Eric Schwartz said.