Elvis Reality Show Tragedy
Police have closed their investigation into the death of a television producer from Alabama who plunged from the observation deck of the Stratosphere hotel-casino tower on the Las Vegas Strip.
36-year-old Melanie Bell of Birmingham was found dead March 25 on a third-floor rooftop above the hotel's main entrance. The Clark County, Nevada, Coroner's office ruled the case a suicide. Las Vegas homicide Lt. Tom Monahan said today the investigation was closed.
Jesse Garon, an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, told a La Vegas newspaper that Bell had been filming an Elvis impersonator show.
Authorities said Bell's car was found in a parking structure at the Stratosphere, her keys were found at the front desk and she was videotaped buying a ticket to the observation deck late March 25.