Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Investigators Deny Beauty Queen Jumped to Her Death

Over the weekend the parents of Miss Alabama / America Strong 2021 announced that their daughter Zoe Bethel died after an undisclosed accident [click here if you missed that]. 

Now authorities are denying widespread reports Zoe jumped to her death...

From The Daily Mail
Cops investigating the mysterious death of Miss Alabama Zoe Sozo Bethel originally believed she tried to commit suicide by leaping off a Miami condo, but can now reveal she accidentally fell.
The beauty queen, 27, was in a coma for more than a week after suffering devastating brain injuries when she fell from the third floor of a seven-story residential building in the waterfront Edgewater neighborhood.
Family members announced last Friday that Bethel, who has a daughter, had succumbed to injuries suffered in the unspecified February 10 'accident' without divulging further details.
But a spokesman for the Miami Police Department confirmed the fatal incident was treated as an attempted suicide.
Homicide detectives were assigned to investigate, however it's standard practice for them to probe suicides as well as murders and unsolved deaths.
Police said that the model's horror plunge was investigated as a suicide attempt after a preliminary investigation revealed she fell from a third-floor window.
However they clarified Tuesday afternoon that the cause of death was later determined to be 'accidental' by a medical examiner and that foul play was ruled out.