KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — The Dutch model who plunged from the 20th floor of a Malaysian apartment complex had been partying with a pair of wealthy American “swingers” before she died, sources say.
Ivana Smit, 18, was discovered naked on the sixth floor of the building in Kuala Lumpur on December 7. Police in Kuala Lumpur have said that so far, the evidence they have found does not suggest foul play.
Still her father Marcel Smit has said his daughter had bruises around her neck that he claims prove she was grabbed.
“She did not fall and did not jump either,” Smit told AD. He said that in his opinion, police just want to “close the case quickly.”
Dang Wangi police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharuddin Abdullah said “Our investigations so far and the post-mortem report show no elements of foul play.”
According to police, Ivana was intoxicated when she fell and her blood test revealed traces of ecstasy and alcohol.
The American couple have not been named, but according to media reports the husband is a wealthy cryptocurrency trader.
According to Algemeen Dagblad, all three arrived back at the building at 5am after a night of partying.
At around 7:25 a.m., Ivana sent her boyfriend a text message with a selfie to say where she was and who she was with.
Police say she fell from the 20th floor apartment at around 10am, but her body was not discovered until 3pm.
The unnamed couple reportedly told investigators that they did not know what happened. The husband said he was asleep, while the wife said she took their four-year-old daughter to school. But neighbors have since claimed that they heard shouting coming from the apartment.
Ivana’s father has pointed out what he claims were irregularities at the scene, including the fact that his daughter’s clothes and bag were still inside — and that police have still not found the teen’s shoes or underwear.
He has come to Malaysia and contacted Interpol to demand a full probe into the incident.
“She was found there naked. Where are her shoes and underwear? We believe there is a criminal element in Ivana’s death,” Ivana’s grandfather Hendrik Smit, who has lived in the country for over 20 years, said:
“Of course we don’t believe the story from the police because they can’t give us photographs or a report from the scene. Ivana’s father has contacted the Dutch ambassador and Interpol.”
Ivana had first moved to Malaysia 13 years ago and was pursuing a modeling career. She held Dutch and Belgian citizenship and was the second runner-up in Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014. The investigation continues.
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Main photo: Ivana Smit [Star TV / YouTube (screenshot)]