Falling Death at National Harbor Hotel Apparent Suicide
The medical examiner confirmed the name of the 27-year-old victim.
The death of a young woman who plunged from a mezzanine level at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill on New Year's Day has been ruled an apparent suicide, according to the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Leyana Nabi, 27, of Ashburn, Va., was seen falling from a balcony in the hotel at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Prince George's County police and fire/EMS departments.
Officials at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said today that Nabi died from head injuries sustained in the fall and they ruled the death an apparent suicide.
Nabi had entered a closed off lounge area before falling 18 to 20 feet to the atrium level inside the hotel, Amie Gorrell, a spokeswoman for the hotel, told Patch. Witnesses reportedly saw Nabi "run and jump" from the balcony, according to The Gazette.
According to police, fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of Waterfront Street where they found Nabi in extremely critical condition with injuries normally associated with a high fall.
She was transported to Fort Washington Medical Center where she died of her injuries, police said. Her death was caused by head injuries related to the fall, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Prince George's County Police officials said they were still waiting for the final medical examiner's report, which includes a toxicology test, before closing the case as a suicide.
"There's no indication of foul play," said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a police spokesman.