The family of this beautiful model and TV star who fell to her death from a 12th-storey apartment has said that WhatsApp audio messages will prove she did not kill herself.
Nayara Vit, 33, was a popular model and television panellist who died after falling from the 12th floor of the building in Santiago, the capital of Chile.
The incident was believed to have been a suicide but her family have said that WhatsApp audio messages sent to them hours before her death prove that she did not kill herself, the family lawyer Cristian Caceres revealed to local media.
The audio has been handed over as evidence to the authorities.
Caceres explained: “In the audio Nayara confirmed to him on three occasions that the next day her daughter was not going to miss school for any reason, and that she herself would leave her in the garden.”
Prosecutor Omar Merida has also now confirmed that the investigation has advanced and that investigators now have material that “helps to clarify the dynamics of the events.”
He added: “This, together with the certain inconsistencies in the main testimonies of the fact, allow us to consider more strongly hypotheses other than suicide, an issue that will be elucidated soon in the proceedings that we are developing with the Homicide Brigade of the Investigative Police.”
Vit’s family had been asking for the authorities to investigate the case thoroughly ever since she died.
Flavia Puga, the model’s cousin said that a witness “heard screams (on the day of the fall) and a plant break. We are very distressed.”
According to journalist Sergio Puga, the victim’s cousin, Nayara’s husband Rodrigo Del Valle Mijac said he was sitting in the living room when the model ran out of their bedroom and threw herself off the balcony.
Puga said of the police: “They worked with the suicide hypothesis and that was it. That’s very strange. Rodrigo got in touch with Nayara’s family an hour later on his lawyer’s advice. Who loses a loved one and goes to look for a lawyer to call the deceased’s father?”
Puga said the husband’s version of events does not stack up. Nayara’s mother, Eliane Vit, also took to social media to say she did not believe her daughter committed suicide.
Vit was born in Cuiaba to a Lebanese father and a Spanish mother and she lived there for 15 years before moving to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
She had been living in Santiago for the past 16 years and leaves behind a four-year-old daughter, who said she heard her mother screaming moments before the fall, which took place just days after her 33rd birthday.
The investigation is ongoing.