The parents of 19-year-old model, Ivana Esther Robert Smit, who was found dead at the balcony of a sixth floor condo at Jalan Dang Wangi, are speaking out about their daughter’s death.
It is believed the Dutch model “suddenly” fell from a balcony from the 20th floor of the upscale condominium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on Thursday. She was reportedly visiting a man and his wife when the fatal fall occurred.
Smit’s death was ruled as “sudden,” by officials who say they think there was no criminal activity related to the case.
Smit’s father disagrees, saying to reporters he believed his daughter “was pushed” to her death. He also claimed there were bruises found on his daughter’s neck.
“Very strange that the American couple did nothing from 10am to 3pm. Ivana’s belongings were still in their apartment. The police tell me that the statements of the Americans are the same,” Marcel, the father, told the paper. source
“My daughter can no longer contradict them,” Marcel said.
He said that neighbors heard arguments coming from the room where she fell. She was visiting an American man and his wife from Kazakhstan, reports say.
Smit, who had Dutch-Belgian citizenship, appeared in Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.