17/06/2024

Click Travel

Easy For Anywhere

Woman who jumped from Times Square hotel was an aspiring model

3 min read
Woman who jumped from Times Square hotel was an aspiring model

The young mom who jumped to her death from the top of a Times Square hotel after allegedly getting into a heated fight with her boyfriend was an aspiring actress and model from Colorado, The Post has learned.

Dezirae Andersen, 20, was found dead after plunging from the roof of the OYO Times Square hotel on West 47th Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities and police sources said.

The woman, of Littleton, Co., had been staying at the hotel with her 24-year-old boyfriend Tyler Griffen and their 8-month-old daughter, according to cops and sources.

Just hours before her tragic death, Andersen had posted a video soaking in the sights of Times Square on her Facebook story.

According to social media and online profiles, the young woman had been trying to make it the acting and modeling worlds.

“I am looking to get started in this business as an actress, model, or even open to commercials and voice overs,” she wrote in a post on Backstage.com — a job-seeking platform for performers.

“I would love to be given a chance and prove myself! I am a hard worker and a perfectionist! I am outgoing and happy!”


Dezirae Andersen
The woman jumped from the roof of the OYO Times Square hotel on West 47th Street Tuesday night has been identified as 20-year-old Dezirae Andersen, sources said.
Instagram/Dezirae Andersen

Her Facebook is filled with selfies and photos from her modeling shoots — as well as images of her baby girl and boyfriend.

Loved ones flooded her Facebook with tributes in the wake of her shock death Wednesday, describing her as a “great mama” and “beautiful soul.”

“Bro my heart hurts so much. I loved you so much, I’ll make sure your name lives on and your baby is taken care of. You were turning 21 this month and we had so many plans to travel. You were my sister. I can’t believe you’re gone,” one mourner wrote.


Dezirae Andersen
Andersen was an aspiring model and actress, according to her online profiles.
Facebook/Dezirae Andersen

Dezirae Andersen with her baby
The young mom’s social media pages are filled with modeling shots, selfies and photos with her baby girl.
Facebook/Dezirae Andersen

“My heart hurts in disbelief got me ballin my eyes out!! You were such a young beautiful soul & a great mama You didn’t deserve this at all mann !! imma miss youu girlie fly high beautiful,” another friend wrote.

In the lead up to the fatal plunge, police sources said Andersen and her boyfriend had gotten into a brawl in their 10th floor hotel room.

Griffen allegedly punched Andersen repeatedly before their fight spilled out into the hallway. The dad then allegedly yanked the baby’s arm forcefully, sources said, causing the child to fall down a flight of stairs.


The OYO hotel in Times Square
The young woman was found dead after plunging from the roof of the OYO Times Square hotel on West 47th Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Robert Mecea

Police believe Andersen then made her way to the roof of the hotel before jumping, cops and sources said.

Griffen, who was acting erratically in the hotel lobby when cops arrived, was arrested and slapped with charges of assault, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.

His arraignment was pending Wednesday.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

clicktravel.my.id | Newsphere by AF themes.