Cheslie Kryst suicide: Dad denies substance abuse in first interview

It’s been a few days since the tragic news broke of Cheslie Kryst’s suicide. But we’re no step closer to finding out what led her to make the devastating decision.
The former Miss USA was found dead on Sunday morning after leaping from the 29th floor of a New York high rise building
Now her parents are speaking out for the first time in an emotional interview.


According to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, an autopsy confirmed that Cheslie Kryst died by suicide. Authorities also stated that the beauty queens suffered “multiple blunt impact injuries” resulting from the jump.
Whilst no foul play is suspected, the NYPD will look into the circumstances surrounding Kryst’s death, Detective Martin Brown told media outlets.
According to CNN, it is standard for police to investigate deaths by suicide.

Whilst Cheslie Kryst reportedly left a suicide note in which she instructed all her possesions to be left to her mother, she did not reveal a motive.


Speaking to the New York Post, Cheslie Kryst’s dad Rodney Kryst sought to clarify any misinformation.
In an emotional interview, the 62-year-old ruled out rumours Cheslie Kryst was battling substance abuse.

He said: “She was pure, she didn’t take any kind of drugs or prescription medication. She never had any kind of substance abuse problem”.

The Polish-born bodybuilder did however hint that depression stemming from family trauma could have led his daughter to commit suicide.

He added: “I think it had a lot to do with family dysfunction, but it will be awhile before we can talk more. She was sad.”

Cheslie Kryst was born to a white father and a black mother who including the star, shared four children. According to reports, her parents split when she was a young girl

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