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Coroner: Investigation shows girls who fell from Myrtle Beach hotel lost their balance

Surveillance video viewed by the Horry County Coroner's Office help them determine the deaths of the two teenage girls who fell from a Myrtle Beach hotel on April 5 was an accident. (WPDE file photo)

Surveillance video viewed by the Horry County Coroner's Office help them determine the two teenage girls who fell from a Myrtle Beach hotel on April 5 died during an accident.

Daniela Alejandra Arriaza Flores, 16, and Amber Franco 17, died due to massive trauma from a fall, according to Edge. Both attended Myrtle Beach High School.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge, who has viewed the video, said it shows the girls walking into the Camelot by the Sea hotel and other areas. He added they looked happy and that there was nothing to indicate that they wanted to jump.

Edge said the department and police also interviewed friends and family and that no one indicated that the girls decided to jump from the hotel.

Edge said the girls fell from the top floor of the hotel, which he believes is about 19 stories high.

Based on witness and family interviews, he said he believes the girls went to the top floor to look at people down below and may have lost their balance.

One body was found on the parking deck on the tenth floor, according to Edge. He said the other was found on top of a restaurant, around the second floor.

Earlier this week, a toxicology report was released that stated there were no positive findings for drugs or any other substance was found in Flores' blood. Caffeine and Theobromie was found in Franco's blood, according to the report. The report states that theobromine is found in tea and cocoa products.




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