Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the shocking moment a man falls 12 stories to his death moments after his influencer girlfriend also fell from the same place as local sources report the police are investigating a possible murder-suicide.
The grim moment was captured in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday 27th April.
The fall victims were identified as Dagner Rojas and Sarah Arauco who were both seen falling from a 12th story window before the authorities confirmed they both died upon impact, suffering some gruesome injuries.
One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling as the distressed filmmaker can be heard yelling as the video ends.
A second video shows the incident from a different angle.
Local media report Rojas’ fall was filmed by neighbours as it came just moments after his girlfriend was also seen falling from the same place.
Special Force Against Violence (FELCV) Director Jose Velasco said in a statement to the local press that the authorities “are processing the scene” and that they “want nothing other than to do a serious job”, adding they will give further details with the district attorney.
However, local newspaper Milenio said neighbours claim they heard the couple arguing before they were seen falling from the 12th floor as the FELCV are now investigating a possible femicide case followed by suicide but gave no further details. (https://bit.ly/3e36T0N)
The same report adds “a friend of the couple’s” said Rojas behaved “jealously” but despite that, the two had made plans to marry in May of this year.
Sarah and Rojas had participated in a discontinued local television show called ‘Calle 7’ (2009-2013) which consisted of various challenges for groups made up of several contestants hoping to win a top prize.
The couple had reportedly become known by some people as Sarah boasted of a following of 23,900 Instagram followers.
The investigation is ongoing.