Police have named a woman who died after she fell two storeys
from a central Wellington apartment block.
Jessica Brough, 22, had been on life support since the
accident at the Bute Street apartment in Te Aro on Friday,
but died yesterday.
Her life support was turned off on Monday.
Her boyfriend, Errik Munk Taylor, wrote on Facebook about his
devastation at her death.
"Jessica Brough.......you will always be the love of my
life.. i dont know if i can make it without you... but i know
i have to... i love you baby... every adventure we ever did
will go down in history.. you will always exist in my soul."
He was flying to Wellington from his San Francisco home and
was due to arrive tomorrow morning.
In another tribute to Ms Brough, her friend French Shee
Fire-Dance wrote: "At least she will be at peace and go back
to the source... Love for you Jess, catch you on the other
side <3 x."
And another friend Jordan Mythical-Beast Matiaha wrote on
Facebook about the hilarious times the pair had shared.
"You'll be missed by us all, but not forgotten. Goodnight
Jessica Brough. We'll see you later."
In Ms Brough's death notice today, those attending her
funeral tomorrow were urged to "wear your colourful party
clothes" for a farewell celebration.
Inspector Terry van Dillen said Ms Brough tried
unsuccessfully to get into the Bute Street building through
the front entrance, so climbed two storeys up the fire escape
at the rear of the building.
She slipped and fell as she tried to climb around a pipe.
She did not live at the apartment but knew people who did.
Mr van Dillen said the police investigation was complete.
"We're very comfortable that there's no third party
involvement, we're very comfortable there hasn't been a
suicide and we're very comfortable that it's just a tragic
Ms Brough's death had been referred to the coroner.
- Rebecca Quilliam of APNZ