Pageant queen and conservative commentator Zoe Sozo Bethel dies after fall from building
Alabama pageant queen and conservative commentator Zoe Sozo Bethel has died after falling from a third-floor window, the Miami Police Department told The Hill on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old 2021 Miss Alabama for America Strong was transported by Miami Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition following the Feb. 11 incident, which left her in a coma. She succumbed to her injuries on Friday, eight days later.
Miami Police initially responded to the incident as a potential suicide, however, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner ruled her death to be accidental. The cause of her death was blunt force trauma.
“This was a tragic accident, and no foul play is suspected,” Miami Police said in a statement to The Hill.
Bethel worked for Right Side Broadcasting Network, was a brand ambassador for Turning Point USA and was involved at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. Additionally, she was a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas, her family noted.
“From choosing life during her own unexpected pregnancy to sharing her story & encouraging thousands of pro-life student leaders, she has always been a shining light and fierce advocate for life,” Students for Life tweeted about Bethel on Monday.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help Bethel’s family cover her medical and funeral costs and provide resources for her daughter, among other things.
Bethel’s death comes weeks after the passing of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst at the age of 30.
The lawyer and television personality died after apparently jumping from an apartment building in Manhattan in January.
—Updated at 4:11 p.m.
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