22-year-old aspiring actress falls 13 stories to her death from luxury London apartment block
The police authorities suspect foul play in the woman's death and have since arrested two people on suspicion of murder on Saturday and Sunday respectively
According to reports, 22-year-old Bethany-Maria Beales, an aspiring actress, passed away over the weekend after she fell from the 19th floor of the luxury tower block in the City of London on Saturday and was found on the communal terrace located on the sixth floor of the building.
According to statements given by the police, the 22-year-old had suffered “significant injuries” that are ideally consistent with a fall, when she was later found in the Heron residential building on Moor Lane.
The police authorities suspect foul play in the University of Roehampton student's death and have since arrested two people on suspicion of murder on Saturday and Sunday respectively. A man and a woman, both 38 were arrested on suspicion of murder, states the BBC. However, both have been released on conditional bail as police go on with their investigations.
Bethany, who described herself as an "extra, dancer, teacher, choreographer, singer”, had her family paying tribute to her after her death in an extremely emotional statement.
“Beth was a kind, funny, loyal, intelligent, talented and stunningly beautiful person who changed the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her and lucky enough to be loved by her. She was more than a daughter, grand-daughter, niece, cousin, stepsister, step-aunty, god-daughter or friend. She was the world to us all.”
They added further, “She had the brightest smile and the most beautiful singing voice. She was our songbird. She had an amazing talent that, if it had been seen by the world, would have become known to millions. To say we will miss her does not come close to describing how we feel. Our world will never be as bright again now that our shining star has gone."
A lot of the young woman's friends also took to social media to pay their respects to her, with one friend writing: “In the blink of an eye, life can be taken from us. Bethany-Maria Beales, you were a beautiful, intelligent, funny and sassy individual who many called a friend. You will be sorely missed and the world has lost a little bit of its glitter. Sleep tight and fly high.” Another described her as “most kind hearted, beautiful soul I had ever met”.
Detective Chief Inspector Edelle Michaels from the City of London Police said: “We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to Bethany’s family and friends at this difficult time and reassure them we are doing everything we can to determine the circumstances of this tragic incident.”
Police appealed for anyone with information to come forward, adding: “We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the Heron building, or the vicinity, on Saturday that may have seen or heard something.”