Lina Marulanda, Colombian Supermodel, Falls to Her Death

By Benjamin Chasteen, Epoch Times
April 22, 2010 Updated: April 22, 2010

Lina Marulanda, adored by millions of her Colombian fans, fell to her death from the sixth floor of her apartment building in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday. Her fans have been shaken by the sudden death, and this sudden turn of events. The circumstances surrounding the 30-year-old Colombian's death remain a mystery at this time, but police are pursuing an investigation.

Marulanda, who started her modeling career when she was only 12, was a showbiz reporter for Caracol, the popular Colombian news station and starred in several reality television shows. As of late, she was less active in modeling and television and was devoting herself to promoting her signature line of beauty products.

Marulanda was dealing with the recent breakup of her whirlwind marriage to Carlos Oñate, her second husband. Bogota police are currently viewing her death as a suicide, but an investigation is ongoing.