A model and media personality from Argentina who tried to expose a ‘paedophile ring’ has been found dead at a house in Buenos Aires.
41-year-old Natacha Jaitt was found naked in bed after a party, having reportedly suffered multiple organ failure.
Local news sources have said Ms Jaitt died after a stroke caused by a combination of cocaine, LSD and champagne, with cocaine residue found in her nose. It has also been reported that there were no signs of violence at the scene.
However, suspicions have been raised after three witnesses reportedly fled the scene prior to the arrival of police officers. Ms Jaitt’s brother and her lawyer are both reportedly said to suspect foul play.
Ms Jaitt, who leaves behind two children, had reportedly received recent death threats. She had also alleged that she had been raped by two men after uncovering a paedophile ring which involved Argentine politicians and journalists in 2018.
Ms Jaitt’s brother, Ulais Jaitt, has claimed his sister did not take drugs on the advice of doctors who had warned her against mixing them with her medication. Although the former Spanish Big Brother contestant had been open about her drug use in the past, she had reportedly been clean for a while at the time of her death.
As reported by El Universal, Mr Jaitt – who found out about his sister’s death while travelling to Argentina from Brazil has made the following comments to reporters:
All I want is to see my sister and investigate what happened […] I’m going to take care of knowing what happened.
Alongside her lawyer, Mr Jaitt is now asking for a full inquiry into her death, alleging that this could be a murder.
As reported by the Buenos Aires Times, police officers are currently looking into the circumstances surrounding Ms Jaitt’s death, and are running checks on five individuals who were with her in the hours leading up to her death.
In April 2018, Ms Jaitt tweeted the following message to her fans, which appeared to insinuate she feared she would be murdered in a way which would look like suicide:
WARNING: I am not going to commit suicide, I am not going to take too much cocaine and drown in a bath, or shoot myself,
So if this happens, IT WASN’T ME. Save this Tweet.
AVISO: No me voy a suicidar, no me voy a pasar de merca y ahogar en una bañera, no me voy apegar ningún tiro , así que si eso pasa, NO NO FUI. Guarden tuit 🙄.
— Natacha Jaitt (@NatachaJaitt) April 5, 2018
A post-mortem on Ms Jaitt’s body is currently taking place at the San Fernando morgue.
Our thoughts are with the family of Natacha Jaitt at this difficult time.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.