Photo: Las Vegas Police Mugshot - Elizabeth DeMaria
Elizabeth DeMaria leapt to her death from the MGM Grand some 35-feet down as local police were trying to serve her with a bench warrant for missing a court date on multiple fraud and theft charges.
The 46-old-woman was accused of taking investor money and lining her pockets instead of launching a Las Vegas television channel, as promised. Back in March of 2010 DeMaria was charged with 11 counts of fraud and 11 counts of theft for $200,000 of misappropriated investor money.
The court expected her to appear this past May 10th but she never showed up.
Apparently DeMaria was using the alias Lisa Victoria and living it up at the MGM Grand since May 10th. Las Vegas police eventually tracked her to the MGM Grand and knocked on her door and when she didn’t answer they forced the door.
As authorities entered they saw DeMaria throw her computer out the balcony and then throw herself to her death some 35-feet below. Authorities believe DeMaria was very aware of the trouble she was in, they discovered “disparaging blogs about witnesses related to her criminal prosecution” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.