Fall update: The two teens that fell to death from a London balcony have been identified. Police say two teenagers were said to be kissing at a house party and in the act of having sex, before accidentally falling six stories from the railing of an apartment. And like others at the gathering, the pair was celebrating an end to finals at local universities, citing a June 11 report by the Guardian.
Scotland Yard officials say the two teenagers who fell from a balcony at the Knights Tower apartment complex in Deptford have been identified as Anastasia Tutik, 19, and Miguel Ramos, 18, according to the Telegraph . The female, a student at Embassy College, is said to be the daughter of wealthy Russian parents. The male, who attended Bellerbys College, is rumored to be the son of a Mexican politician.
Police say the teens were kissing and cuddling on the sixth floor of the London flat, while others attending the party remained inside. At some point they took their PDA to another level and appeared to be readying for sex or actually engaged in intercourse when they lost their balance.
I heard them laughing and giggling and she shouted ‘No’. They were sitting on the balcony laughing and joking and I paid no attention to it. My friend saw them fall off the balcony. Her friends were down here crying when they heard she was dead. Three guys tried to jump over the wall and the concierge tried to stop them but they jumped over,” said Maureen Flynn, 22, who lives in a neighboring building.
Another neighbor, who lives in an adjacent building told reporters what he saw moments before the teens fell to death from the apartment balcony:
The occupants were inside; these two were on the balcony. We were shutting our blinds when we saw a couple on their balcony frolicking,” the unnamed man said, who added that moments later, he heard a “bang” and “thought someone had been shot.”
One resident, who witnessed the teens falling from the balcony, raced down to the site where their bodies landed, but there was nothing he could do.
Families of the deceased teens who fell to their death from the balcony immediately arranged travel to the location of the deadly fall in order to claim the remains of their loved ones.
Witnesses said the party was rather quiet and there were no reports of noise or disturbances coming from the flat at the time of the tragedy. Furthermore, police ruled out the possibility of foul play at this time, but are continuing to investigate.