Woman who plunged to death from Times Square hotel after alleged beating by boyfriend was an aspiring model: sources
20/07/2023

The young mom who jumped to her death from the top of a Times Square hotel after allegedly getting into a heated fight with her boyfriend was an aspiring actress and model from Colorado, The Post has learned.

Dezirae Andersen, 20, was found dead after plunging from the roof of the OYO Times Square hotel on West 47th Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities and police sources said.

The woman, of Littleton, Co., had been staying at the hotel with her 24-year-old boyfriend Tyler Griffen and their 8-month-old daughter, according to cops and sources.

Just hours before her tragic death, Andersen had posted a video soaking in the sights of Times Square on her Facebook story.

According to social media and online profiles, the young woman had been trying to make it the acting and modeling worlds.

"I am looking to get started in this business as an actress, model, or even open to commercials and voice overs," she wrote in a post on Backstage.com — a job-seeking platform for performers.

"I would love to be given a chance and prove myself! I am a hard worker and a perfectionist! I am outgoing and happy!"

Her Facebook is filled with selfies and photos from her modeling shoots — as well as images of her baby girl and boyfriend.

Loved ones flooded her Facebook with tributes in the wake of her shock death Wednesday, describing her as a "great mama" and "beautiful soul."

"Bro my heart hurts so much. I loved you so much, I'll make sure your name lives on and your baby is taken care of. You were turning 21 this month and we had so many plans to travel. You were my sister. I can't believe you're gone," one mourner wrote.

"My heart hurts in disbelief got me ballin my eyes out!! You were such a young beautiful soul & a great mama You didn't deserve this at all mann !! imma miss youu girlie fly high beautiful," another friend wrote.

In the lead up to the fatal plunge, police sources said Andersen and her boyfriend had gotten into a brawl in their 10th floor hotel room.

Griffen allegedly punched Andersen repeatedly before their fight spilled out into the hallway. The dad then allegedly yanked the baby's arm forcefully, sources said, causing the child to fall down a flight of stairs.

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