Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst committed suicide on Sunday after she jumped from 29th Floor of a building in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department revealed, according to CNN.
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The 30-year-old who hailed from North Carolina was crowned Miss USA in 2019.
NYPD said the former beauty queen Kryst jumped from the 29th floor of the Orion condominium building.
The police were called to the scene at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday after receiving a report that a woman had jumped.
Cheslie Kryst, right with the 2021 Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu of india
Cheslie Kryst, right with the 2021 Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu of india in Eliat Israel last December
While NYPD stated that they believe her death was a suicide, the medical examiner still has to determine the cause of death after performing an autopsy, Fox News added.
Her family confirmed her death in a statement obtained by CNN.
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“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family wrote.
“Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined,” the statement added.
Shortly before her death, the former beauty pageant winner had posted a photo of herself on Instagram captioned: “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
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