Monday, August 30, 2010

BBC News-Ambassador's Daughter Falls 25 Floors To Her Death In NYC

Herald Towers Hotel in NYC: AP/BBC News
(Story reported by BBC News)

The 17-year-old daughter of the US ambassador to Thailand has died after falling from the top floor of a 25-storey building in New York City.

Police said Nicole John was believed to have been drinking at a party on Friday in Manhattan when she removed her shoes and climbed out onto a window ledge.

She is believed to have been trying to take a photograph before falling to her death at about 0415 (0815 GMT).

Her father, Eric John, was appointed US ambassador to Thailand in 2007.

Ilan Nassimi, who rents the apartment where the party took place, was arrested later on charges of giving alcohol to a minor.

Police said Ms John, who was beginning her first year at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, had been out earlier with friends at Tenjune, a club on the west side of Manhattan.

(Click here to read the full story on the BBC News website)

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