BEVERLY HILLS — A woman who jumped from a high-rise building on Camden Drive last week has been identified.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Canyon News that Sandra Nicole d’Auriol, 53, was the person who jumped off the roof of theCamden Medical Arts Building.
According to a statement from the Child Welfare Scheme (CWS) in Hong Kong, d’Auriol served as the director for the group that sought to give healthcare and education opportunities to disadvantaged families in the region. She had lived in Hong Kong since 1983, though she was born in India. She had previously worked for the British jeweler Asprey before joining the CWS, where she made “immeasurable contributions to CWS’ fundraising and strategic planning.”
She was married to Yan d’Auriol, a former L’Oreal executive who founded the Leitmotiv Private Equity group. They both had a son named Teo who drowned in 2004, according to the Hong Kong Tennis Association. A scholarship was set up in 2005 in his name that would benefit young, aspiring tennis players.
Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to Canyon News that d’Auriol was a patient at the Camden Medical ArtsBuilding, but he could not say whose patient she was.
The victim managed to make her way to the roof of the building on January 22, where police and fire responded to calls at around 7:00 a.m. of a “despondent, unclothed woman” who threatened to jump. Despite the aid of a crisis-negotiating team and additional help from the Los Angeles Fire Department, she jumped off the 15-story building at around 10:00 a.m. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.