The California social media influencers who fell 800ft to their deaths at Yosemite’s Taft Point as they snapped selfies had been drunk, an post-mortem has revealed.
A toxicology report from Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, had been ‘intoxicated with ethyl alcohol previous to death’.
They died ‘of a number of accidents to the pinnacle, neck, chest and stomach, sustained by a fall from a mountain’, the report mentioned.
Dr. Sung-Ook Baik, a forensic pathologist confirmed no medication had been current of their our bodies, however laboratory checks discovered the identical factor utilized in widespread alcoholic drinks beer, wine, arduous liquor had been current.
‘We can solely conclude that they’d consumed alcohol however it’s unknown to what degree of intoxication,’ assistant Mariposa County coroner, Andrea Stewart, informed Mercury News in an e mail on Friday.
The couple, who had been Indian expats dwelling in California, died whereas taking a selfie, Viswanath’s brother had mentioned. Vishnu Viswanath, informed the Associated Press that they’d arrange their tripod close to the ledge after they plummeted to their deaths.
The post-mortem on the Holidays and Happily Ever Afters Instagram duo was accomplished January 4.
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Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and Vishnu Viswanath, 29, had been intoxicated after they fell over the 800-foot drop in California final October, a toxicology report discovered
The post-mortem discovered they died ‘of a number of accidents to the pinnacle, neck, chest and stomach, sustained by a fall from a mountain’. An unidentified couple obtained married there final September
Last shot: Drea Rose Laguillo and her fiance Sean Matteson had been at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park after they snapped a selfie just after 5pm (above)
However the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office said it is nonetheless unclear how precisely the pair with a following of greater than 25,000 fell to their deaths of the steep cliff.
The month before a pair had been pictured getting married on the identical level.
Pictured: Meenakshi Moorthy (above), whose body was found after the plunge
Moorthy described her and her husband as ‘journey obsessed’ on their weblog, which has been taken down since their deaths.
It was stuffed with pictures of the couple in entrance of snowy peaks and on romantic journeys throughout Europe, the place they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, on the Leaning Tower of Pisa and on the Vatican.
Moorthy had used her social media accounts to speak about her extreme ‘tentacles of despair’ and psychological well being points.
In a publish from April, Moorthy apologized to readers for going silent and ‘disappearing for greater than a year’.
‘Between battling the tightening tentacles of despair and blustering within the tempest of shifting insanity, I’m afraid social media is taking a again seat??’ she wrote.
In a May Instagram publish, Moorthy shared her psychological well being woes and shared that she had been ‘buried in a blanket for weeks’, ‘hurting in a whirl of hopeless darkish ideas.’
She added that she was ‘paralyzed with anxiousness’, questioning whether or not her existence was ‘serving to my family members or harming’ and mentioned ‘nobody can determine what’s fallacious with me.’
Tragic fall: Laguillo shared the photograph and DailyMail.com’s story (above) concerning the tragedy, revealing that she could estimate the time of death to be round 5.11pm
Moorthy wished to work full time as a journey blogger, her brother-in-law mentioned. She described herself within the weblog as a ‘quirky free spirit’ and ‘an ardent adrenaline junkie – curler coasters and skydiving doesn’t scare me.’
She posed on the fringe of the Grand Canyon sporting a Wonder Woman costume, writing, ‘Lots of us including yours actually is a fan of daredevilry makes an attempt of standing on the fringe of cliffs – and skyscrapers. But do you know that wind gust could be FATAL??? Is our life just value one photograph?’.
Her husband’s Facebook cowl photograph reveals the couple smiling, with arms round one another standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. ‘Living life on the sting,’ he wrote.
In a publish from July 2017, the couple celebrated their marriage ceremony anniversary by skydiving in Santa Barbara, California. Moorthy posted a video on Instagram that reveals her in a T-shirt saying, ‘Gimme Danger,’ and flashing a thumbs-up as she jumps from the aircraft.
Meenakshi Moorthy (left) blogged about despair and spoke about psychological well being on her social media accounts
‘I consider I can flyyy. I consider i can contact the skyyy,’ she wrote within the publish. ‘Aaaand contact the sky I did from an effin’ 18000 toes due to the unconditional love-ninja in my life, Vishnu, who actually took this year’s anniversary shock a notch ‘increased’ than final year’s sizzling air ballooning journey, by gifting this adrenaline junkie with one of many highest tandem skydives on the planet!’.
Shortly after the couple’s deaths, Drea Rose Laguillo and her fiance Sean Matteson realized they had been at Taft Point on the day the couple died and realized they could have taken the final photograph of the pair.
Laguillo posted the DailyMail.com story concerning the couple’s tragic death to her Facebook web page and revealed that she had a tough concept of when the pair doubtless went over the sting of the 800-foot cliff as a result of she unknowingly captured one among them in her photograph.
It was a picture taken at 5.11pm that clearly reveals the pink-haired Moorthy within the background of their photograph at Taft Point.
Big apple: Moorthy, 30, and Visanath, 29, had been married engineering college students finding out within the US who additionally had a journey weblog
On the transfer: The engineering college students had traveled to This year alone they’d traveled to Vermont, Arizona, New Mexico, San Francisco, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Big Sur, Baltimore, Manhattan, Holland and India
That photograph made it very clear that Moorthy and Viswanath had been perilously near the sting of the drop the place there have been no guards or rails to guard guests.
Park guests the following morning noticed the digicam and alerted rangers, who ‘used high-powered binoculars to seek out them and used helicopters to airlift the our bodies,’ he mentioned.
The funeral happened within the U.S. because the our bodies weren’t in a situation to be flown again to India, Jishnu Viswanath mentioned.