Murder suspected in model’s mystery death
IT is women’ evening at Kuala Lumpur’s hip Mantra membership and a vivacious 18-year-old fashion is the existence and soul of the celebration.
Sipping gin and tonics, Ivana Smit catches each and every clubber’s eye as she swirls to the beat at the dance surface.
She has each and every reason why to be in top spirits, with an upcoming position as a contestant on TV hit Belgium’s Subsequent Most sensible Type, in addition to a diary filled with photoshoots and fancy events.
But simply hours later she used to be lifeless.
In step with The Sun, after disappearing into the evening with US multi-millionaire Alex Johnson, 44, and his spouse Luna, 31 — allegedly for a intercourse and medicine consultation — Ivana’s bare frame used to be discovered on a balcony.
The Dutch-born teenager had plummeted 14 tales from the couple’s upscale condo at the 20th surface.
Police within the Malaysian capital categorized the tragedy on December 7 ultimate yr as a “unexpected loss of life” — the results of an coincidence or suicide.
However Ivana’s circle of relatives have advised The Solar they consider against the law used to be concerned.
Her uncle, Fred Agenjo Weinhold, 47, stated: “She had the sector at her ft. We merely don’t consider she killed herself or it would were an coincidence.
“She promised she can be in Belgium for the Most sensible Type ultimate — however she got here again in a casket.”
Such is the circle of relatives’s conviction, they’ve employed former detective and award-winning TV investigator Mark Williams-Thomas — who uncovered Jimmy Savile as a paedophile in 2012 — to polish a gentle in this murky case.
He’s satisfied it must be probed as a homicide.
Mr Williams-Thomas advised The Solar ultimate evening: “I can’t consider she went over that balcony of her personal unfastened will. There’s no means this used to be a suicide — and she or he sustained accidents sooner than her loss of life.” So what truly came about within the hours sooner than her loss of life, at the sweltering evening of December 6?
Ivana’s German-born boyfriend, Lukas Kramer, had come house from paintings after 8pm to search out her on her means out.
Lukas, 21, stated: “She advised me she sought after to move out with some fashion buddies. She gave me a hug, stated, ‘I really like you’ and left.”
At Mantra she met Alex and Luna Johnson. It’s believed the trio had been already in detail familiar.
The Johnsons, who describe their dating as “revolutionary”, declare they had been already in a sexual dating with Ivana after an previous assembly.
On November four the trio had spent the evening at a lodge. Luna claims the 18-year-old had advised them she used to be 26.
After assembly once more at Mantra at the fateful evening, the crowd moved directly to the late-night nine Membership.
CCTV photos of the trio leaving the membership at five.22am on December 7 presentations cryptocurrency multi-millionaire Alex sporting Ivana into a boost as Luna appears to be like on.
They headed to the Johnsons’ ritzy condo within the Capsquare Apartments, the place, in line with Dutch media, a “drug- fuelled swingers’ celebration” came about.
Mum-of-one Luna later stated: “Ivana used to be hammered. I stored chatting with her as I were given my daughter able for varsity. Ivana lay down whilst I took her there.”
When she returned from the varsity run at eight.15am, Kazakhstan-born Luna — additionally a fashion — claims she discovered Ivana in mattress together with her husband.
She stated: “I came visiting and stated, ‘OK, now I’m unfastened’. We sat at the settee and after 20 mins she placed on some tune and took off all her garments. So we went into the bed room and had been intimate.”
Luna claimed that she used to be “drained from all of the partying” and sooner or later each she and Alex fell asleep.
In the meantime, at 6.30am Ivana’s boyfriend Lukas had phoned her. He recalled: “She sounded all proper. She stated it were a protracted evening and she or he used to be at her female friend’s position.”
Then, at 7.24am, he gained a Whastapp message — the ultimate touch they’d have. It used to be a selfie of Ivana and Luna with the textual content: “Chilling at my chick’s position.”
Lukas discovered the message suspicious, pronouncing: “She would have stated she used to be at her female friend’s position, she by no means used ‘chilling’ or ‘chicks’.”
Luna says she awoke at 1.25pm and noticed that Ivana’s garments, footwear, bag and telephones had been in the living room, however the fashion had disappeared.
She then fell asleep once more and at 5pm police rapped at the door to mention the teenager were discovered lifeless on a sixth-floor balcony.
The circle of relatives declare the Johnsons’ account of Ivana’s raunchy behaviour is a “smear marketing campaign”.
And investigator Mark stated: “She may were in a sexual dating with this couple however from our investigation she used to be not at all promiscuous. Luna used to be a tender lady discovering herself.”
On her adventure of self-discovery, Ivana additionally discovered medicine. Her autopsy confirmed dangerously top ranges of PMMA, a extremely potent drug with an identical results to ecstasy.
Alex and Luna additionally examined certain for medicine and had been charged with drug abuse. The ones fees have since been dropped.
In the meantime, main Dutch pathologist Frank van de Goot did a brand new autopsy, on the circle of relatives’s request, and located Ivana had important head bruising and more than one bruises on her hands.
He stated: “One thing came about sooner than she fell from the balcony. Possibly she slipped or perhaps any person hit her at the head. Bruises like this one are best imaginable when the guts remains to be beating.’’
And when Ivana’s father Marcel Smit first noticed her frame mendacity in a Malaysian morgue, he claims he noticed ordinary marks on her neck.
He stated: “I noticed bruises on her neck, like fingerprints, as though any person had grabbed her there.”
Williams-Thomas additionally claims loss of blood round her frame after the autumn may just point out she used to be lifeless sooner than the have an effect on.
The documentary-maker added: “I’m satisfied she used to be lifeless sooner than she fell. One thing came about in that condo most likely across the time Luna used to be out taking her daughter to university.
“In all probability Ivana fell, in all probability she used to be struck, however she sustained an damage to the pinnacle.”
The Johnsons had been contacted by means of The Solar however had been unavailable to remark.
This text first gave the impression in The Sun and is republished with permission.