A young finance worker plunged to her death at 3am during a boozy rooftop birthday party in New York’s East Village after reportedly trying to cross to a neighboring building.


Cameron Perrelli, 24, was partying on the roof of a recently-renovated apartment building on Avenue A near the corner of East 12th St when police say she lost her balance and fell down an airway. 

She was raced to nearby Bellevue Hospital by first responders but did not survive.

Perrelli’s grief-stricken family said they have heard conflicting accounts of how she died.

Perrelli graduated from the University of Florida with a business management degree before moving to New York to work in finance

‘We got three stories,’ her uncle Michael Perrelli told the New York Daily News.

‘That she was jumping from one building to the next, and we heard that she was walking on an air-condition vent, and then somebody just said she slipped.’

Her father Louis Perrelli said he was upset to hear of frequent late-night parties in the neighborhood. 

The building (artist’s impression) in NYC’s East Village where Perrelli fell from. The area has been plagued by ‘dangerously overcrowded’ and noisy rooftop parties, officials say

‘It’s not like her to be a risk taker,’ Louis told the paper. ‘She was always the designated driver, the good person, the peacemaker. She was an angel.’ 

Officials say the area had been plagued by weekly late-night parties with large numbers of people that far exceeded safe occupancy levels. 

Penthouses with roof access in the building rent for $12,000 per month, according to StreetEasy

Perrelli, originally from Connecticut, completed a degree in business management at the University of Florida, according to her Linkedin account. 

She moved to New York City in 2019 to start work at finance company Third Bridge Group. 

Perrelli’s uncle Michael also paid tribute to her in an online post.

‘She was so beautiful in mind body and soul,’ he wrote. ‘So hard to find logic in a loss of child… She will forever stay in are hearts and minds.

‘I know Cameron would want all of us to stay strong because her determination in life was to be and do the best she could in everything. Rest in piece our angel you will be forever in are hearts.’




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