Cameron Perrelli's dad says family 'lost a true angel' after 24-year-old's fatal fall from boozy NYC rooftop party

THE devastated father of a young woman who fell to her death during a rooftop party in New York City said his family lost an "angel."

"Oh my God, Cameron was an angel," said Cameron Perrelli's father Louis. "She’s very mature, quiet, lovely. She was perfect. … She was always the designated driver, the good person, the peacemaker. She was an angel — that good."


Cameron Perrelli was just 24 when she fell off a four-story building in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning.

Police believe Perrelli was attending a rooftop birthday party when she tried to jump over a roof to an adjacent building and fell down an airway between the two locations.

Her father was still questioning cops' story.

"It’s not like her to be a risk taker. She’s not one to take those risks. I don’t get it," Louis Perrelli told the Daily News.


Michael Perrelli, Cameron's uncle, said the family is still searching for answers.

"We don’t really know a lot," said Michael Perrelli. "We got three stories — that she was jumping from one building to the next, and we heard that she was walking on an air-conditioning vent, and then somebody just said she slipped."

“Don’t they have a fence on top of the building? They allow parties?”


Michael also echoed his brother's thoughts, saying his niece was "not the daredevil type" and didn't drink to excess.

"She was living a good life. She wasn’t a big partier," he said. “It’s just sad, because that girl just had her whole life starting, you know? She was a good kid. She was a really good kid.”

Perrelli had just graduated from the University of Florida and began working in New York in 2019 before becoming a client associate with the Third Bridge Group in January.

“Her heart definitely belonged to New York, that’s for sure,” Louis said.

New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera called for increased security measures after Perrelli's fall.

“This tragedy shows just how dangerous overcrowded or mismanaged rooftop parties have become, and how often they have little to no safety protections or monitoring,” Rivera said in a statement Sunday.

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