Kelly Denman: Mystery over university beauty who plunged to her death in Italy

By Daily MailLast updated at 7:45 PM on 15th August 2011 A young American tourist has fallen to her death from a window overlooking rock cliffs in the Italian Riviera, police said today.The tourist, identified as 20-year-old Kelly Rose Denman of Colorado, apparently fell out of a window of the room where she was staying in the Cinque Terre region of northwestern Italy early Saturday morning, said police commander Francesco Villa in the town of Vernazza.Miss Denman had last been seen by a friend when they returned to the room from a night out. Mr Villa said they had been drinking, and the friend was already asleep when Miss Denman apparently perched on the window sill from which she fell. Bright: University of Washington Kelly Denman, 20, was travelling abroad in Italy when she mysteriously died at the weekend The scene: Early reports indicate she fell to her death while travelling with friends in Vernazza, Italy - a town squeezed between cliffs above the MediterraneanThe cause of death was drowning after falling 80ft down a rocky cliff, Mr Villa said.The Denver native and Delta Gamma sorority member was travelling Europe with two college friends, and the group had planned to leave for Genoa on Sunday morning en route to Spain. According to, Miss Denman was seen leaving her lodgings at around 4am in the early hours of Sunday morning.When she was not seen in her room later that day herfriends called her cellphone but it no longer worked. After searching on their own, they called police at 10am. Zest: Miss Denman's Twitter profile read 'die living' and she often wrote about her love of travel Final messages: Miss Denman posted this picture from her room in Vernazza from which she fell just three days before her body was discovered in the Mediterranean Riviera: Vernazza, Italy, where Miss Denman was travelling with friends when the tragedy occurred. The group was due to leave later that same dayThe search came to an end when two localboys found Miss Denman's body in the Mediterranean at approximately 2pm, off the coast of a beach that can be accessed only by boat. Miss Denman's love for travel and adventure was apparent on her Twitter profile, which, next to a picture of her smiling brightly read: 'die living.'On August 11, just three days before her body was found, she posted a tweet that read: 'View from the room in Vernazza!' Accompanying the message was a cryptic, foreshadowing picture of the window from which she would fall, waves rolling below.Miss Denman planned to spend her junior year in college studying abroad.