Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Brother Claims Zoe Bethel Ingested Cannabis Before Fall

Over the past few days friends and family members of conservative beauty queen Zoe Bethel have been questioning her official cause of death [click here if you missed that]. 

Now new details have surfaced...

A conservative Christian beauty queen plunged to her death from an upscale Miami condo building after taking a mystery cannabis substance and suffering a 'breakdown,' DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Zoe Sozo Bethel, the 2021 winner of Miss Alabama for America Strong, began 'acting strange' before she ran at 'full speed' towards a third-floor balcony railing, according to police.
Zoe, who has a five-year-old daughter, was overheard praying in the seconds before her February 10 fall and an eyewitness told officers she saw the 27-year-old jump.
However Zoe's brother contradicted that account of her final moments, insisting in a police interview that his sister did not see the railing and simply slammed into it and toppled over accidentally.
A police report obtained by DailyMail.com reveals that Zoe took an 'unknown amount of unknown suspected narcotics' while she was at a restaurant with her brother, Santiago Roman.
'The victim ingested a small amount of the substance. Mr Roman asked what's that substance and she replied that it was a form of cannabis that helps her relax given to her by a friend,' the report states.
The pair headed back to Roman's apartment at the seven-story La Piazza Navona condo building in Miami's waterfront Edgewater neighborhood where Zoe complained she was feeling hot.
'The victim took off her clothing and went to take a shower. Mr. Roman stated that even after taking a shower the victim was still not feeling well and began acting very strange,' the report goes on.
'Mr. Roman went into the bedroom to blow up the air mattress where the victim had been sleeping on while visiting him from out of town.
'While Mr. Roman was in the bedroom, he heard the door to the apartment open. Mr. Roman then went out and observed the victim walking near the elevator.
'Mr. Roman called out the victim's name to tell her to get back inside. The victim looked back and took off running full speed straight ahead.
'Mr. Roman stated that the victim was not aware of the balcony railing in front of her. The victim's bottom part of her body hit the railing and she fell over, landing on the first-floor parking lot.
'Mr. Roman ran down to the first-floor parking lot and observed the victim bleeding from the head and nose.'
The police report states that a female bystander witnessed the plunge from the parking lot and dialed 911.
'The caller stated there was a female having a breakdown from possibly taking too much narcotics. The 911 caller also stated that the female had jumped off the balcony,' it states.
The police report, entered by Miami Police Department Officer Jose Gutierrez, features two different narratives which are somewhat contradictory.
A second account states that Roman said Zoe was 'acting erratically pacing back and forth' before he 'observed SR [Zoe] jump off the 3rd floor of the building.'
This account states that Zoe was on the phone to another of her brothers, Zion Lemuel Bethel, in the seconds before her fall.
He told cops his sister 'was sounding distressed and at one point started to pray before she jumped,' according to the document.
The report also states that 16.9 grams of an 'unknown type' drug was recovered from the scene.