61-year-old Filipina housekeeper found dead in Las Vegas hotel

Published December 4, 2021, 6:36 PM

by Manila Bulletin

By Cherrylin Caacbay

A Filipina housekeeper was found dead in a room of the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Nov.28.

According to the authorities, Basilisa Tagget-Smith, 61, a native of Bohol, was rushed to the hospital but declared dead.

Police initially considered her death suspicious as they released a video of a person of interest, but her son Lemuel later clarified that she died of natural causes.

In an interview with ABSCBN News on Thursday, Dec.2, Lemuel said his mother died because of a stroke at the place of her work and was not killed by a criminal.

“Hindi siya pinatay ng ibang kriminal. Na-stroke lang siya sa pinagtatrabahuan niya. Natumba, nabagok ang ulo n’ya. Nagkabukol. May dugo doon sa pader na natumbahan niya (She was not killed by a criminal. She had a stroke at the place of her work. She fell, hit her head, and had a bump. There was blood on the wall where she fell),” Lemuel said.