Model May Have Been Killed Before She Plunged 20 Stories
A Dutch coroner tells The Daily Beast what he knows (and doesn’t) about the mysterious death in Malaysia of 18-year-old Ivana Smit. Her family’s lawyer floats a new theory.
A Bitcoin Trader and the Mysterious Death of a Naked Model
Ivana Smit, 18, fell from the 20th floor apartment owned by an American cryptocurrency millionaire. Her father claims she was murdered. The Malaysian police don’t agree.
CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME
The Blockbuster Money Scandal Haunting Hollywood
The 1MDB financial scandal has forced Oscar-winners and models to return millions in gifts from a notorious Hollywood party boy. And more stars may soon be linked to the case.
MH370 Bombshell: It Shouldn’t Have Flown
Aviation reporter Christine Negroni’s book reveals the plane did not meet the airline’s own rules for being able to track where it was—one more example of an unfit investigation.
MH370 Pilot Didn’t Practice Death
Once more dubious Malaysian sources are used to damn the crew who, instead of being villains, were likely fighting to save the airplane.
WHEN DICTATORS PLAY DETECTIVE
EgyptAir Search Gets Lucky After Chaos
Every development since the crash has been met with contradictory statements out of Cairo, serial bungling, and politicization. It’s the worst way to handle a scientific investigation.
Did Bare Breasts Cause an Earthquake?
A British woman is in a Malaysian jail after baring her body on a sacred mountain. How ‘angry’ did its spirit subsequently become?