Ivana Smit tumbled from the 20th flooring of a Kuala Lumpur condominium and landed on a sixth flooring balcony.
The demise of a teenage Dutch mannequin who fell bare from an upmarket condominium, allegedly after drug-fuelled group intercourse, is being handled as homicide, Malaysian police stated.
Ivana Smit tumbled from the 20th flooring of a Kuala Lumpur condominium and landed on a sixth flooring balcony in December 2017.
Her demise made headlines after claims emerged that 18-year-old Smit, the American dwelling there and his Kazakh spouse consumed massive portions of medicine and alcohol and had group intercourse.
Police at first dismissed options of foul play and a coroner dominated earlier this yr that nobody was criminally concerned, whereas conceding there was doubtless a battle earlier than she fell.
However Smit’s household lodged a authorized problem and the Excessive Courtroom final week overturned the coroner’s choice, ruling that “persons known or unknown” have been concerned and ordered a brand new probe.
Police introduced Wednesday that the demise of Smit, who reportedly lived in Malaysia since childhood, had been reclassified as homicide they usually have been re-opening investigations.
A process drive will likely be fashioned for the case, stated Huzir Mohamed, head of the police’s felony investigation division.
“We will recall witnesses from whom we have taken statements, and call witnesses who were not previously interviewed,” he stated.
Police didn’t say who they deliberate to query. The couple linked to the case are reported to have left the nation.
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