Shocking details were revealed about the couple, who fell to their deaths from the sixth floor of their building, as disturbing photos of the scene emerged.
Florind Belliu, 35, and Ornela Shehi, 28, were found in the courtyard of their Bronx apartment building at around 9.15am on August 6 before being pronounced dead ten minutes later.
As it turned out, Belliu was an Albanian theater and film actor who had studied at the University of Arts in Tirana.
According to EuroNews Albania, in recent years he has been in the process of writing two books and a screenplay that he plans to submit to Netflix
He last worked as a taxi driver, police sources told the New York Post.
Albanian actress Cela Irgen paid tribute to her late boyfriend, writing: “You broke my heart my dear friend.”
“Why brother, why brother… did you choose this path?” wrote another Albanian actor, Andi Llabuti.
“Why didn’t you think a little about your family, your mother and your sisters? … You made us so sad that there is no explanation for it!”
The children, aged two and six, are said to have yelled “Mama, Mama” as the incident unfolded.
Shehi was reportedly caught by footage jumping out of the apartment, before Belliu followed moments later, according to the New York Post.
Neighbors claimed they heard screaming before the horrific burglary, the Albanian daily reported.
One person said: “I heard some commotion, then I looked out and saw two bodies.
“You could tell they were dead. I was shocked. It was a lot of blood.”
Meanwhile, Frank Mussumeci said a construction worker heard a noise during a coffee break.
He said: “He heard a pop, like a big piece of steel … hitting the ground.
“Then he heard a child yell ‘Mama, Mama’. He looked over the gate and saw two bodies there.”
Neighbors described the couple as “quiet,” reports the Post.
Police sources told the Post that no incidents of domestic violence have been reported at the residence, where the couple and their two children reportedly moved into just four months ago.
However, the Post reports that Belliu went missing in April and was “emotionally disturbed” before police found him.
Saturday was reportedly Bellius’ birthday.
Police officers continue to investigate the deaths.
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