I’m sure you’ve heard of the recent viral news of a Dutch model based in Malaysia who fell to her death while staying at an apartment in Jalan Dang Wangi in Kuala Lumpur on December 7.
The 19-year-old Ivana Esther Robert Smit holds a Dutch-Belgian citizenship fell to her death from the 20th floor of an apartment building. She reportedly crashed through an awning of a sixth-floor unit, landing on its balcony her body was found naked.
Before her untimely death, Ivana had been out drinking with the owner of the apartment unit, who is an American and his Kazakhstan wife at an entertainment outlet in Bangsar.
She had also called her boyfriend at around 7.25 am and told him she was with an American couple after a night out.
New Straits Times reported,
“After that, the three of them came back to the condominium before the couple went to their room to sleep and Ivana rested in the living room.”
Later in the night, Ivana, who was said to be sleeping completely undressed, walked to the balcony and fell over.
Dang Wangi police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharuddin Abdullah said initial investigations along with the post-mortem report found that there was no foul play in the case.
However, Ivana’s father, Marcel told Dutch NL Times in The Netherlands that he believed his daughter was pushed from the apartment.
Police told Marcel that Ivana fell at about 10 am from the apartment.
Marcel was quoted saying,
“Very strange that the American couple did nothing from 10 am to 3 pm. Ivana’s belongings were still in their apartment. The police tell me that the statements of the Americans are the same.
“My daughter can no longer contradict them.”
He also pointed out that neighbors had heard the American couple shouting and arguing in their room.
“We want justice,” he said.
NL Times added the Dutch Embassy in Malaysia had asked Interpol to look into Ivana’s death.
Ivana was the second runner-up in Malaysia ‘s Supermodel Search 2014 when she was just 15 years old!
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Ivana, she was set for a bright future. We hope the authorities are able to solve the case and bring justice to whoever responsible for her death. Our prayers go out to you.