Heartbreak As Dad Seeks Answers Over Daughter's Balcony Fall
Friends and family of a Melbourne woman who plunged to her death from a third-floor balcony in Collingwood have been left puzzled.
29-year-old New Zealand woman Chantelle Klasema and a 35-year-old man fell from his third-floor balcony on Smith Street, Collingwood on Saturday morning.
Residents of the apartment building told the Herald Sun they had heard a party in the complex on the Friday night.
The man was admitted to hospital in a stable condition. Chantelle Klasema died at the scene.
Ms Klasema’s father, Jaap Klasema, told The Herald Sun he had no idea how his daughter could have fallen.
“I just don’t know what to think of all this. She was such a sweet person. She was intelligent and had a big heart.”
“She would do anything for anybody,” he said.
“She was a darling.”
Mr Klasema, who lives in Thailand, told reporters he felt “hopeless” being so far away, and was “desperate” for answers.
The injured man who was with Ms Klasema has also been interviewed. Police said they were not treating the 29-year-old’s death as suspicious.
Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.