Claudia Aderotimi: Butt-implants death still open

Windslowe, aka Black Madam, allegedly performed a botched implants procedure that left a woman dead.

More than a year after an aspiring hip-hop dancer from Britain died following a botched butt-implant procedure in an airport hotel, investigators still need one key element: a final ruling from the medical examiner.

Claudia Aderotimi, 20, flew from England with three friends to undergo the illegal procedure at the Hampton Inn in Southwest Philadelphia, according to police. Aderotimi died at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on Feb. 7, 2011.

A preliminary medical report indicated that silicone was possibly injected into Aderotimi’s vascular system, causing her heart to stop, but Delaware County Medical Examiner Dr. Frederic Hellman said last week that the results required more testing and were sent to a federal lab.

“The issue is that I did get the initial toxicology results, but the problem is I need to determine whether the silicone is therapeutic grade or industrial grade,” Hellman said, noting that the type of silicone used will determine whether the person who performed the implant operation was criminally negligent. “It’s been five months since we sent things off to the federal lab, and I’ve heard not a thing. Until I have that available, I can’t make a call.”

A spokesperson for the Food and Drug Administration would not comment, citing the open investigation.

Padge Victoria Windslowe, a transgender singer known as Black Madam, allegedly performed the procedure and remains the lone person of interest. In a video posted weeks after Aderotimi’s death, Windslowe insisted she is “not on the run,” but police said she has declined to speak with them through her lawyer.

“We’re kind of a in a holding pattern until the ME rules on it,” said Lt. John Walker, head of Southwest Detectives. “Once he acts, we’re ready to move forward.”

Black Madam post-ops

In a video posted weeks after Aderotimi’s death, Windslowe claimed “my phone is still ringing with girls wanting to come.”

Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said police are unsure whether she is allegedly still performing the back-alley procedures in the area. And despite her attorney’s claim to police that she would “stay local,” the singer traveled to New York in the fall to shoot a music video, according to a Facebook posting. Windslowe could not be reached for comment.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Monday is the deadline to register for Pennsylvania…

If residents want to vote in the May primary, which includes a vote for a new City Council member, today is the deadline to register.

National

Miss America thinks school should reconsider discipline of…

A Pa. student was suspended for asking Miss America to prom.

Local

Aria Health Torresdale workers caught selling prescription drugs

Two Aria Health at Torresdale employees were fired amid accusations they sold prescription drugs out of the Northeast Philadelphia campus.

National

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died Sunday from prostate cancer…

Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial,…

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

NHL

Ray Emery steps up in Flyers’ Game 2…

Sure, he allowed two goals in the Rangers’ first four shots Sunday afternoon, but it’s about how you start, not how you finish.

NHL

Flyers come from behind, even series with Rangers

The Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit to get a much-needed win at Madison Square Garden Sunday.

MLB

Phillies get set for four against the Dodgers

The Phillies will face tough starting pitching out west against the Dodgers this week.

MLB

Phillies notebook: Cole Hamels returns this week

The Phillies should receive a big boost when Cole Hamels returns during the Dodgers series.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.