‘Death by Misadventure!’ Malaysian coroner’s ruling of ‘NO crime’ riles family as inquest hears Dutch model who fell 14 floors from a balcony was dead BEFORE she fell – Ivana Smit, 18, died after threesome with US couple at their Kuala Lumpur apartment
Smit reportedly fell from thher host’s balcony at around 10am. Her naked body was not found for another five hours, at around 3pm
Smit family don’t believe the model could have fallen off the balcony hours after she died
The disbelieving family’s are upset after hearing at the ruling of an accidental death, with the coroner ruling NO crime was committed, even as the inquest confirmed the teen was dead BEFORE she fell
Dutch model Ivana Smit, 18, was found dead in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 2017, reportedly falling off the from 20th-floor balcony after threesome with US couple
She apparently fell 14 floors from the Malaysian apt of of US tycoon Alexander Amado Johnson, 45, and wife Luma Amaz, 31
Malaysian coroner said friday agreed with Dutch pathologist’s findings – evidence of assault, but still ruled no crime had been committed.
They found she had died before she fell and there was evidence of struggle
Had trauma to the back of her head, bruises and Johnson’s DNA under nails
Despite this, coroner ruled that no crime had been committed in the incident The naked body of Dutcch model Ivana Smit, 18, was discovered on the sixth floor of an upmarket high rise in Kuala Lumpur, having fallen from an apt on the 20th floor
The family of a Dutch model who died after a drug-fuelled swingers party in Malaysia have expressed their outrage after a coroner ruled she was dead before she fell from a 20th floor apartment – but that no crime had been committed.
The naked body of Ivana Smit, 18, was discovered on the sixth floor of an upmarket high rise in Kuala Lumpur on December 7, 2017.
She had been partying at the home of US tycoon Alexander Amado Johnson, 45, and his wife Luna Almaz, 31, who claim they had been having sex with the teenager in the hours before her death.
A Malaysian coroner Friday, said there was evidence of a struggle, including trauma to the back of her head and the DNA of Mr Amado Johnson being found under her fingernails, but still ruled no crime had been committed.
This was slammed by the Smit family’s lawyer, who told reporters: ‘Surely a dead body can’t walk over and take a dive? Somebody threw her body down.’
Miss Smit’s uncle Fred, who has led the family campaign for justice for the teenager, said he was disgusted by the fact the inquest had gone ahead, without two main witnesses.
‘The Johnsons should have been there to tell the world what happened in their own words.
‘They was the last two people to see Ivana alive. Surely their evidence is more important than anything.
‘So the question that still needs an answer is how can a dead body go over a balcony? Why were they allowed to leave Malaysia on the first place and where are they now?
‘The coroner has heard that Ivana was dead before she went over their balcony. There was evidence of a struggle and that she had injuries before she died.
Timeline discrepancy: Local cops said Smit fell from the couple’s balcony at around 10am. Her naked body was not found for another five hours, at around 3pm, nixing the explanation she fell over hours after
‘This whole matter had been a disgrace and we have lost a beautiful young member of our family. We will not rest. I appeal to anybody who knows where the Johnsons are to tell the authorities.
‘We will appeal this inquest and we will go in fighting for the Malaysian police to bring the Johnsons back so that can tell what happened.’
‘Grip marks on her arm, the trauma at the back of her head, the broken bottles and (American man) Alex’s DNA under Ivana’s nails suggest that there might have been a possibility that there was a struggle,’ she said.
The coroner also agreed with a Dutch pathologist, who had concluded Smit likely died in the apartment, before her body was found on the sixth floor balcony.
‘We cannot know what actually happened between the three of them,’ the coroner said, adding that the death was being classified as ‘misadventure’, meaning it was likely an accident.
Her ruling was the conclusion of an inquest prompted by Miss Smit’s family’s complaints about the local police investigation.
Johnson and Almaz, who admitted to having sex with the teenager, have left Malaysia and are believed to be in the United States
Kuala Lumpur police ruled her death an accident or suicide, but Ms Smit’s family believe she was murdered, resulting in the inquest being opened in 2018.
The family’s lawyer has slammed the police investigation and accused the investigating officer of being biased towards Johnson and Almaz.
Johnson, who is originally from Houston, Texas, and Almas are believed to be in the United States, having left Malaysia via Singapore in March 2018.
On the evening and morning before her death Ms Smit spent several hours in the home of Johnson, who works in cryptocurrency, and Almaz.
Almaz and Johnson claim they both had sex with Ms Smit, and that they had been having intimate relations with the Dutch model in the weeks leading up to her death.
Almaz claims the 18-year-old had told them she was 26.
At 5.22am on December 7, cameras in a Kuala Lumpur club show Johnson carrying Ivana in his arms through a hallway.
At 7.30am, Ms Smit sent her boyfriend a selfie of herself with Luna, telling her she was ‘chilling’.
Police believe that around two hours later, at 10am, Ivana plunged from Johnson’s 20th-story balcony and landed on a six-story roof. Her body, which was naked, was not found until around 3pm that day.
Two subsequent autopsies, carried out in Malaysia and in the Netherlands, found alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine in her system.
‘Something happened before she fell from the balcony. Maybe she slipped or maybe someone hit her on the head. Bruises like this one are only possible when the heart is still beating,’ Pathologist Frank van de Goot said.
Speaking to Dutch media last year, Dr van de Goot said the lack of blood at the scene of the fall suggests the young model was dead before she fell.
Her father, Marcel Smit said he saw bruises on her neck ‘like fingerprints, as if someone had grabbed her there’ when he identified her body.
He told Dutch media: ‘At about 10am she would have fallen from the balcony at 20 floors high. How is that possible? It is strange that she was not found until 3pm.
‘She is tall, 1.81 meters (5ft 11in), but the barrier is also 1.20 meters (4ft). Only when you bend over, do you fall off. She did not fall and did not jump either.’
Ms Smit was born in Sittard, in the Netherlands but grew up in Malaysia with her grandparents Hendrik Smit, 78, and Susan, 77, before returning briefly to the Netherlands as a teenager.
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