There are three versions of what occurred.
Cameron Perrelli was partying on the roof of a recently renovated apartment building when, according to police officers who came to the area, he lost his balance and fell.
A young financial worker allegedly intoxicated died at three in the morning during a birthday party; the tragedy happened on a roof in the East Village of New York after trying to cross into the building next door.
Cameron Perrelli, 24, was partying on the roof of a recently renovated apartment building when, according to police officers who came to the area, he lost his balance and fell.
Paramedics took her to Bellevue Hospital, but she did not survive.
Perrelli's grieving family said they had heard conflicting accounts of how he died:
We have three stories, his uncle Michael Perrelli told the New York Daily News. That he was jumping from one building to another, we also found out that he was running on an air conditioning duct, and then someone said he slipped.
Likewise, her father, Louis Perrelli, said it bothered him to learn of the frequent night parties in the neighborhood.
It's not like taking a risk," Lewis told the newspaper. She was always a designated driver, a good man, a peacemaker. She was an angel.
Authorities say there have always been weekly night parties in the area, with large numbers of people far exceeding safe occupancy levels.
For her part, New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera said the East Village area near where Perrelli died had been plagued with dangerous late-night parties where attendees jumped from rooftop to rooftop.
Rivera had heard reports that Saturday morning's party had been "dangerously full," and he has also worked on two bills to make city buildings safer.
One of the projects has contemplated that the tenants register in the noise codes of the city, and the second seeks to impose a stricter supervision of the use and capacity of the roof.
Rivera told ABC 7, New York, that the tragedy shows how dangerous mobs, or mismanaged roofs, have become and how often they have little or no security protection or oversight.
Additionally, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer reiterated his support for the new bills.
"The tragic death of a woman who fell from a roof during a party in the East Village last Saturday is a painful reminder that the City Council and property managers are not stepping up when it comes to parties in the rooftop."
Perrelli, originally from Connecticut, completed a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Florida, according to her Linkedin account, subsequently moving to New York City in 2019 to start working at finance company Third Bridge Group.
The family mentioned that she regularly attended the gym, had quite a few close friends, and used to go to New York Rangers and Yankees games with her father.
He must have had a heart for New York; his father told the Daily News.
The building where he died, the Topanga, was renovated in 2018 to build ten new apartments and duplex penthouses.
In the area, several three- and four-bedroom penthouses with roof access rent for $ 12,000 a month, according to StreetEasy.
For his part, Perrelli's uncle Michael also paid tribute to him in an online post.
She wrote that she was beautiful in mind, body, and soul. It is so difficult to find logic in the loss of a child. She will always be in our hearts and minds.
I know that Cameron would want us all to stay strong because his determination in life was to be and do the best he could in everything. Rest in peace, our angel; you will be forever in our hearts".