• Cheslie Kryst was found dead on the street after jumping off an NYC building
  • The former Miss USA was a lawyer and former reporter on ExtraTV
  • She left a message on her Instagram page shortly before her death

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst has died after jumping from a 60-story building in New York City. Her family confirmed her death on Sunday.

Law enforcement said the incident took place at a high-rise building in NYC early Sunday morning. The 30-year-old beauty queen reportedly lived on the ninth floor of the building and was last seen on the terrace of the 29th floor. Her body was found on the street below.

“Today at 7:13, NYPD responded to a 911 call at 350 West 42nd Street. Upon arrival they found a 30-year-old female laying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive. EMS arrived and pronounced the female dead on the scene,” the NYPD said in a statement to ET.

Authorities also said Kryst left a message on her Instagram page shortly before she jumped. “May this day bring you rest and peace,” she wrote.

In a statement on Sunday, Kryst’s family broke the news of her passing and asked for privacy in the wake of her death. “In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” the statement reads. “Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed, and she shined.”

“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague—we know her impact will live on,” the statement continues.

While the motive for the suicide remains unknown, sources said Kryst left behind a note saying she wanted to leave everything to her mother, who was crowned Mrs. North Carolina in 2002.

Kryst won the Miss USA pageant in 2019. She was a lawyer and worked as a reporter for ExtraTV. In a statement following her death, the company paid tribute to the late beauty queen and expressed their condolences to the bereaved family.

“Our hearts are broken,” ExtraTV said in a statement. “Cheslie was not just a vital part of our show. She was a beloved part of our Extra family and touched the entire staff. Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends.”

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

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