At approximately PM that evening, a housekeeper entered Ridings’s hotel room and was shocked to find the corporal’s half-nude body on the bed.Ridings had been beaten and mutilated with a broken whiskey bottle.
From 1927–31, Maoma Ridings worked as a physical therapist at the Warm Springs Infantile Paralysis Foundation in Georgia.
However, the junket soon learned that they would be denied entry into Cuba, and since all flights back to New York were booked for the next several days, Kirschhoch and another writer were rerouted to stay at the Beaches Resort in Negril.
During that time, one of her patients was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was seeking treatment for polio and reportedly considered Ridings to be his favorite nurse.
Over a decade later, President Roosevelt was leading the country through World War II and Ridings was serving as a corporal in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).
Few recent mysteries have inspired more debate than the bizarre 2013 death of Elisa Lam, who was filmed acting strangely by surveillance footage in an elevator at Los Angeles’s Cecil Hotel before her nude body was found inside a water tank on the hotel’s roof.The exact circumstances surrounding Lam’s death remain unknown, but it’s far from the only strange mystery to take place at a hotel or motel.