November 15, 1996 in Nation/World

Woman Having Sex On Balcony Falls, Dies

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A woman fell to her death from a hotel balcony while having sex with her boss, who was arrested by police investigating the death as a homicide.

Sandra Orellana, a worker’s compensation claims adjuster from Houston, fell early Wednesday from the eighth floor of the Industry Hills Sheraton Resort and Conference Center, said Lt. Raymond Peavy.

Her boss, Robert Salazar, 33, also of Houston, was booked for investigation of murder. He was being held without bail Thursday.

Orellana and Salazar arrived Tuesday on a business trip and checked into adjacent rooms. They had dinner with a client and celebrated Orellana’s 27th birthday in the hotel bar, Peavy said.

Later, as they were having sex on the balcony, Orellana fell while changing position on the guardrail, Peavy said.

Salazar went to his room but did not call police. Wednesday morning, a guest saw the body on a deck about 50 feet below the balcony.

The death was initially believed to be a suicide, but when confronted, a distraught Salazar told investigators how Orellana fell.

“It takes your breath away,” Peavy said.


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