May 22, 2013
Autopsy reveals De Grazia died from asphyxia due to immersion
Relatives and friends attended model Jazmín de Grazia's wake on Monday, in Southern Greater Buenos Aires town of Temperley where the late model was originally from. The burial took place at 4.15pm in the afternoon at the Burzaco Cemetery.
Autopsy revealed the cause of death was "asphyxiation due to immersion in water." Forensic experts told reporters that they fopund a lung edema as result of the asphyxiation the model must have experienced under water in the bathtub.
The 27-year-old model was found dead in her apartment located along Las Heras avenue at 1703, in the BA city neighbourhood of Recoleta on Sunday. First police reports indicated there were traces of cocaine and tablets of benzodiazepine in the model's flat.
According to initial reports, her boyfriend went to the apartment after having received a call from the model saying she was not feeling well. Once he had arrived, he was unable to enter the apartment and had to call the doorman to break into the place. It was then that the man found De Grazia dead in the bath.
Preliminary police reports indicated that traces of cocaine and Clonazempam -a drug used for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety- were found inside the apartment.
Forensic authorities suggest she drowned, while Judge Ernesto Botta and Prosecutor Justo Rovira have labelled the case a “suspicious death.”
Likewise, police authorities found a lipstick message written on the bathroom mirror saying, "It's not your fault that we have this ugly world". The message matches a line of Manu Chao's song "Tears of gold".
De Grazia began her career in a modelling reality show called "Super M" in 2002, and later became a TV journalist after obtaining a qualification in journalism at TEA School in 2009.