Model Dies in 9-Story Fall in NYC; Suicide Suspected

Korshunova graced covers of Elle , Vogue
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2008 2:19 PM CDT
In this image made from television, people look at the covered body of model Ruslana Korshunova in New York on Saturday June 28, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A Kazakh model was found dead after falling from her ninth-floor Manhattan apartment in an apparent suicide, the New York Post reports. Twenty-year old Ruslana Korshunova had appeared on the covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue, and starred in ads for Christian Dior and Vera Wang. She had just returned from a modeling stint in Paris and looked to be "on top of the world," said a friend.

"There were no signs," he said. "That's what's driving me crazy. I don't see one reason why she would do that."