Cheslie Kryst: The death of the former Miss USA is being investigated by the NYPD after she allegedly jumped off the building



Police in New York City are investigating the death of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst after she allegedly jumped from a skyscraper.

Detective Martin Brown confirmed that the NYPD will investigate the circumstances surrounding Ms. Kryst’s death on Monday, according to CNN.

He did not provide additional details, but the outlet noted that it is standard for police to investigate deaths by suicide.

Ms. Kryst, who won the Miss America pageant in 2019, was found dead at age 30 on Sunday morning on the sidewalk under Manhattan’s 60-story Orion Building, where she had a ninth-floor apartment.

She was last seen on a terrace on the building’s 29th floor shortly after 7 a.m., the sources said. new york Post Office, and reportedly left a note saying he wanted all his belongings to go to his mother.

“It is with devastation and great sorrow that we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family said in a statement.

“Its great light was what inspired others around the world with its beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shone.

“Cheslie embodied love and service to others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA, and as a host on Extra.”

They added: “But most importantly as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague, we know her impact will endure.”

The former Miss North Carolina was a lawyer who also worked as a reporter for the Extra TV show.

“Our hearts are broken,” the company said in a statement.

“Cheslie wasn’t just a vital part of our show. She was a dear part of our Extra family and touched all the staff. Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends.”

Just hours before her death, Kryst wrote on Instagram, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”

News of the investigation followed the appearance of an emotional essay that Kryst wrote for Seduce in March 2021, where he reflected on the challenges of aging in the public eye.

“Every time I say ‘I’m going to be 30,’ I cringe a little bit. Sometimes I can successfully mask this uncomfortable response with emotion; other times my enthusiasm feels hollow, like a bad performance,” she wrote.

“Society has never been kind to those who age, especially women. (Occasional exceptions are made for some of the rich and some of the famous.)

Police have not said why they suspect Ms Kryst committed suicide. A timeline for the NYPD investigation was not immediately announced.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offer support; you can talk to someone free of charge by phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email [email protected]or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you reside in the US and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in another country, you can go to befrienders.org to find a helpline near you.


www.independent.co.uk

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