‘Black Madam’ arrested in bad buttocks injections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who calls herself the “Black Madam” could face charges in the death of a London tourist who received illegal buttocks-enhancement injections last year in a Philadelphia hotel, police said Thursday.

Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, was arrested Wednesday night as she prepared to host a “pumping party” where she was to illegally inject clients, according to police. She faces charges including aggravated assault and deceptive practices after one of her clients, an exotic dancer, suffered serious lung problems after an injection, Philadelphia police Lt. John Walker said. Windslowe was arraigned Thursday and was being held on $10 million bail, prosecutors said.

Windslowe is a “person of interest” in the death of the 20-year-old London woman who last year received injections at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport, Walker said.

He said she will likely be charged with murder in that case if the medical examiner rules Windslowe’s injection caused the death of Claudia Aderotimi, who complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing following the procedure. No charges have been filed.

“We knew she was the injector back in the 2011 (Aderotimi) case,” Walker said, adding the investigation has lingered as police awaited a ruling on the cause of Aderotimi’s death.

Delaware County Medical Examiner Fredric Hellman has been in communication with prosecutors and is “striving to bring the investigation into the death of Claudia Aderotimi to as speedy a resolution as possible,” a spokeswoman said in a prepared statement. Hellman is awaiting results from a Food and Drug Administration lab, the statement said.

A message left for an attorney who has represented Windslowe was not returned Thursday. She declined to comment as police escorted her to a waiting cruiser Wednesday night.

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