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Old December 31st, 2008, 11:29 AM
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Let's see if this one gets the same attention as the last cruise ship jumper. Maybe they should not make these hotels with so many balconies I think I would rather fall into the water than the parking lot.

Woman fatally falls from 16th floor of hotel

A 29-year-old woman fell to her death overnight at the Marriott World Center near Disney World.

The woman reportedly fell from the 16th floor of the hotel where she may have been staying. Orange County deputies say she fell sometime after midnight, and there was more than one person staying in her hotel room.

Deputies have not named the victim, who is from Florida and was a guest at the hotel. It's unclear how the woman fell the 160 feet to the ground below.

The hotel is located at 8701 World Center Drive and has more than 2,000 guest rooms and suites, according to its Web site.





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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) --Orange County Sheriff's deputies say a woman died after falling from a 16 floor balcony. It happened at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort at around 12:30 Wednesday morning. Investigators say a 29 year old white female died. They're calling it a suspicious death, because they're not sure if it was accidental, intentional or murder.

Hotel guests told FOX 35 that the body landed outside the 5th floor on a roof. There's a glass ceiling, where the roof is. Guests say, under the roof is a jazz bar where music was being played. Investigators say, not many guests saw the incident happen.

According to investigators, the woman was a guest at the hotel. She was staying with at least one other person. Deputies have not yet released her name.

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It's unclear how the woman fell the 160 feet to the ground below.
I think gravity had something to do with it.
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Wow, I have stayed at this hotel many times. I can tell you that the balcony railings are similar to a cruise ship; it would take some serious effort or serious stupidity to go over the railing; also there are two different type of railings at this hotel; depending on which level and location the room was at. Again, unless the railing broke, I don't think there was anything that the hotel did to cause this.
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Maybe she was trying to do that Titanic thing

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Dave that particular resort is big on conventions, I wonder what conventions were going on? i.e., last time I was there, it was the Ultimate Fighting Kickboxing convention and the place was crazy... other times, it has been Nurses gone Wild --- our single buddy liked it that time. . we go to get the golf stay & play package as they have an awesome golf course.
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Jake and I went up to spend the day at Sea World yesterday, and stayed the night at the Marriott World Center on the 17th floor. What a surprise to turn on the news this morning and hear about this. We were sound asleep at the time, and missed all the action (for which I'm glad).
Still no real news on what really happened beyond the fall and the death. I find it hard to get real close to the railings at that height, but we sure had a good spot to see all the fireworks shows around the area.

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Sad, but let's see if this one makes the big splash with the news media that the cruiser going overboard did !!
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They have released the name now. Apparently, her boyfriend was in the rooom at the time and heard her scream as she went over. Sounds fishy to me.
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Phyll if I were there I would be grateful that I slept through all that. It would be awful to witness it.
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It's unclear how the woman fell the 160 feet to the ground below.

Vertically, acceleration rate 32ft/sec/sec, terminal velocity about 55mph.
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The boyfriend has an awful lot of "splainin'" to do.

In any event, it's long past the time that Congress should conduct an investigation of the hotel industry to prevent all of these needless deaths!
At least now someone may finally express indignation via an anti hotel industry website to point out how frought with danger hotels really are!

I mean, look at all the probably hundreds of incidents of deaths that occur from overdoses in hotels across this nation or from people suffering heart attacks simply because even upscale hotels don't have fully equipped heart cath and surgery clinics staffed by Cardiovascular surgeons on duty every minute of the day in every hotel. It's an abomination, I tell you.

By heavens, I'm going to open a web site and find a bunch of law firms to sponsor it!

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Looks like the suspicious among us were on the right track....this is from The Orlando Sentinel crime blog.




The boyfriend of a St. Cloud woman who plummeted 16 stories to her death from a west Orange County hotel balcony was arrested this afternoon on first-degree murder.


Jonathan Justin Speegle, 27, was found in Lawton, Okla. about 3:30 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said. He was wanted in the death of Nichole Hammond, 30, who fell Dec. 31 from the balcony of her room at the Marriott World Center.

Hammond had been sharing the room with Speegle. Speegle said he was in the room at about 12:30 a.m. and heard Hammond scream before she fell.
Orange County deputy sheriffs initially did not call calling the death suspicious in public. But they did say Hammond was the mother of an 8-year-old girl, and they had no reason to think she deliberately ended her life.
Lawton is more than 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Speegle was in Oklahoma because his family has property there, Williamson said.


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WOW!! Good work Angela Z. That bass tard should fry!
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Yep, on this one. He should be held as the responsible one.

What a loss of precious life.

I say, along with all the others...fry em.

Thanks Dave for all the news breaks. Keep them coming.We haven't heard about any of these here.

Maybe because all of our news is about the up coming Super Bowl Game...


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Yes, the Super Bowl is here in Tampa Bay! Only problem is that our team won't be in it.
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Yes, the Super Bowl is here in Tampa Bay! Only problem is that our team won't be in it.
I wish I were there...for two reasons:

To cheer for the Steelers and to get out of this COLD BRRRRRRRRR
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