KUALA LUMPUR: The death of a teenage Dutch model who fell naked from an upmarket apartment, allegedly after drug-fuelled group sex, is being treated as murder, Malaysian police said.
Ivana Smit tumbled from the 20th floor of a Kuala Lumpur condominium and landed on a sixth floor balcony in December 2017.
Her death made headlines after claims emerged that an American and his Kazakh wife living there, together with 18-year-old Smit, had consumed large quantities of drugs and alcohol and had group sex.
Police at first dismissed suggestions of foul play and a coroner ruled earlier this year that no one was criminally involved, while conceding there was likely a struggle before she fell.
But Smit's family lodged a legal challenge and the High Court last week overturned the coroner's decision, ruling that "persons known or unknown" were involved and ordered a new probe.
Police announced Wednesday (Nov 27) that the death of Smit, who reportedly lived in Malaysia since childhood, had been reclassified as murder and theyRead More – Source