Murder investigation after aspiring actress falls 13 floors to death

Police are investigating the death of an aspiring actress who fell 13 floors from a London skyscraper.

The City of London Police said in a statement Bethany-Maria Beales, 22, was found in an open area of the Heron building in London on May 26.

She was found with significant injuries consistent with a fall and died at the scene.


Bethany-Maria Beales died after falling from luxury apartments. Source: City of London Police

Police arrested a man and a woman, both 38, on suspicion of murder but they have both since been released on conditional police bail while the investigation into the death continues.

The Telegraph reports mystery surrounds why Ms Beales was at the Heron building, a luxury apartment block.

Police are investigating whether she had been at a party.

Police are investigating whether Bethany-Maria Beales was at a party at the Heron building. Source: Google Maps

In a statement released by the City of London Police, Ms Beales’ family said the young woman was their “shining star”.

“Beth was a kind, funny, loyal, intelligent, talented and stunningly beautiful person who changed the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her and lucky enough to be loved by her,” the family said.

“She was more than a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, stepsister, step aunty, goddaughter or friend. She was the world to us all.

“She had the brightest smile and the most beautiful singing voice. She was our songbird. She had an amazing talent that, if it had been seen by the word, would have become known to millions.”

Bethany-Maria Beales was described by her family as a “shining star”. Source: City of London Police

City of London Police Detective Chief Inspector Edelle Michaels said they wanted to speak to anybody who was at or near the Heron building who may have heard something.

“We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to Bethany’s family and friends at this difficult time and reassure them we are doing everything we can to determine the circumstances of this tragic incident,” Inspector Michaels said.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have information which can assist our investigation is asked to contact police as soon as possible.”