Aspiring model, 20, jumped to her death after being ‘repeatedly punched’ by boyfriend, 24

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Dezirae Andersen, 20, fell to her death from the top of a Times Square hotel at around 10.30pm on Tuesday, May 2.

Prior to her death, the aspiring model who is a mum from Littleton, Colorado, reportedly got into a heated fight with her boyfriend.

New York Police Department (NYPD) had initially been called just before her fall to reports of an assault in progress.

According to police, Andersen’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Tyler Griffin was physically assaulting Andersen during a loud argument while their eight-month-old daughter was in the room.

Griffin had reportedly left the room prior to Andersen’s fall to her death. When police arrived they found him in the room where Andersen had been staying along with their child.

The room had reportedly been trashed, as though there had been some kind of fight.

Social media posts show Andersen taking in the sights and experiences of the Big Apple just hours before her death. Social media and online profiles show her desire to make it as a model or actress.

On Backstage.com, a job-hunting platform for performers, she wrote: ‘I am looking to get started in this business as an actress, model, or even open to commercials and voiceovers.

‘I would love to be given a chance and prove myself! I am a hard worker and a perfectionist! I am outgoing and happy!’

Now, her mum, Cheryl Valenzuela, has launched a fundraiser for a funeral and memorial service for her.

She said: ‘She was only 20 years old and died after a physical altercation with her boyfriend in New York.

‘I need to bring her body home to have a proper burial for her. She leaves behind an 8-month-old baby girl who also needs to be brought home to Colorado from New York and I need to get her asap.

‘I am just at a loss and anything that anyone can contribute will be greatly appreciated.’

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