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Model dies after jumping off Pasig condominium

/ 06:38 PM March 20, 2014

Helena Belmonte and Marcel Crespo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Helena Belmonte, a 28-year-old Filipino-American model, ‎died after allegedly jumping off the  28th floor of Renaissance Tower 1000 in Barangay (Village) Ugong around 1:30 a.m Thursday.

Belmonte was found sprawled on the exhaust vent of an air-conditioning unit at the seventh floor of the tower.

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‎Senior Superintendent Mario Rariza, Pasig City Police chief, told INQUIRER.net that Belmonte allegedly committed suicide.

Media reports said Belmonte left a suicide note on the scene.

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But Rariza said the police are still conducting an investigation.

Prior to the incident, the socialite model had a drinking session with her boyfriend and friends.

Police said Belmonte’s boyfriend ‎admitted that they had a misunderstanding ‎days before her alleged suicide.

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