Actor Demi Moore was shocked when she received a call informing her that a 21-year-old man was found dead in her swimming pool over the weekend. Moore was out of the country, in route to meet her family to celebrate her daughter’s birthday, when she received a call from authorities saying that her home had become a death scene. The Los Angeles Police said there is no reason to suspect foul play, however, they will continue to investigate the incident further.
The young man, since identified as Edenilson Steven Valle, was one of five or six attendees (according to witnesses) at a party thrown by Moore’s assistant. Friends of the deceased told police that Valle had gone missing for approximately 15 minutes before being found at the bottom of the pool. Witnesses suspect that Valle must have slipped and fallen into the deep end of the pool. The family of the victim told authorities that Valle did not know how to swim, making the allegation of a simple (yet unfortunate) accident seem legitimate, however, some still question wether or not there was foul play involved. Sgt. A. Bone, one of the officers to arrive at the scene, told reporters that Moore was not present and in no way involved in the death, which occurred while Moore’s daughter, Tallulah Belle Willis, 21, was posting pictures of her and her family celebrating her sister’s birthday in what appears to be New York.
It would seem that the tragedy is very cut-and-dried, however, many questions are circling the minds of those following the media coverage regarding whether or not foul play was involved. At the top of the list of questions asked was why Valle would venture off by himself. According to the authorities, there were only five or six people in attendance at the gathering held by Moore’s assistant. A neighbor said that since the actor had been gone, her daughters had been staying at the home and having parties both day and night. However, due to witnesses, statements, and, of course, online photos, Sgt. Bone confirmed that none of Moore’s three daughters were present at the time of the death. It is understandable, considering the situation, why Moore would be so shocked to learn that a 21-year-old man was found dead in her pool.
Valle was said to have been drinking a few beers, although he was not a huge drinker. Speculation on whether or not foul play is involved will, unfortunately, have to wait to be resolved until a toxicology report is done and received by police officials. Many took to Facebook and Twitter to give the family their condolences while also sharing memories about the young man. Nothing has been said as of yet as to why Valle chose to venture out to the pool area while the others were allegedly inside. The police found Valle’s body at approximately 5:15 a.m on Sunday morning and declared him to be dead at about 5:30 a.m.
Moore spoke out about her being shocked to learn that a 21-year-old man had been found dead in her pool saying, “My heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.” The actor went on to ask the public to respect the privacy of all parties involved, being that it is (understandably) a sensitive subject matter.
By Danyol Jaye
The Washington Post- Man found dead in Demi Moore’s swimming pool
Radar Online- ‘An Unthinkable Tragedy’: Demi Moore Says She’s ‘In Absolute Shock’ After 21-Year-Old Man’s Death At Her L.A. Home
NBC News- Demi Moore in ‘Absolute Shock’ After Man Drowns in Her Backyard Pool
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