Young British Woman “falls” from balcony in Thailand
The body of the victim was found by a passing motorbike taxi on Friday morning (August 25th), right below her hotel balcony in Hat Yai, Thailand.
The victim was named as Miss Maxine Missick (sat in the middle of the picture), who was a british national aged only 23 years old.
The university student was on vacation in Southern Thailand from the UK and mysteriously fell 31 floors to meet her end. The police quickly ruled out foul play, assuming that she fell by accident or committed suicide. However, her friends say she was happy and full of life and would never have killed herself. They are calling for Thai police to perform a more thorough investigation, reported The Sun.
Missick, a student at Staffordshire’s Keele University and originally from Turks and Caicos, checked into the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel in Songkhla province for a few days vacation on Aug. 21.
She had recently completed an biomedical science internship in nearby Penang, Malaysia, and was thought to be relaxing for a few days before flying back to the UK for the new school year.
She was scheduled to fly home just three days later. She was pronounced dead from a broken neck, back, and several other injuries sustained in the fall.
Though police quickly ruled out a crime since she was believed to be alone and her room showed no signs of robbery or forced entry, her friends at school said she never would have killed herself. Police also noted that the window was open in her room when they searched it.
Tom Kayzee, a school friend and one of the last to speak to Missick said she was happy and having a great time. He was very unhappy to see the news in the UK reporting the incident as a possible suicide.
He described Massick as, ”a lovely and cheerful girl who always smiled. Always adventurous, beautiful soul, and well-mannered.”
Other friends took to her Facebook page to share their thoughts and grief. Romeo Simpson wrote, ”I don’t believe it [was] suicide, they need to do more investigation.”
Her friend Jenniflor Louis commented, ”I still don’t want to believe it was suicide, even though they have no evidence of foul play, an investigation of the situation and room needs to be done.”