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Sinead McNamara death veiled in questions coroner says after body found on Mayan Queen IV in Greece

The missing footage, mysterious argument and silent billionaire: Fresh twist in death of Australian model, 20 who died ‘tangled in a rope’ on a billionaire’s superyacht in Greece

  • Coroner admit questions still surround death of Sinead McNamara in 2018
  • Ms McNamara was found hanging on Mayan Queen IV, in the Greek islands
  • Footage was reportedly taken of the 20-year-old moments before her death
  • Though the coroner never received the footage and ruled her death as suicide 

A coroner was never provided with crucial footage that was reportedly taken moments before a young Australian Instagram model was found hanging from the back of a billionaire’s superyacht in Greece. 

Sinead McNamara, 20, was ruled to have committed suicide after her body was found on the Mayan Queen IV, in the Greek Islands, in August 2018. 

The ruling came despite coroner Ilias Bogiokas admitting questions still remained about the case.

The Daily Telegraph reported Ms McNamara had complained of a fight with someone on the yacht the day before her death, authorities had not inspected the vessel before it left port and the coroner never received footage showing Ms McNamara moments before her death.

A coroner was never provided with crucial footage that was reportedly taken moments before Australian model Sinead McNamara was found hanging from the back of a billionaire’s superyacht in Greece

Ms McNamara, from Port Macquarie on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, sold all her belongings and flew to Europe to work on-board the Mayan Queen IV in May

Ms McNamara, from Port Macquarie on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, sold all her belongings and flew to Europe to work on-board the Mayan Queen IV in May

Ms McNamara, 20, was ruled to have committed suicide after her body was found on the Mayan Queen IV, in the Greek Islands, in August 2018

Ms McNamara, 20, was ruled to have committed suicide after her body was found on the Mayan Queen IV, in the Greek Islands, in August 2018

‘We don’t know if someone brought her into this situation, if there was a moral instigator,’ Mr Bogiokas said.

Ms McNamara, from Port Macquarie on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, sold all her belongings and flew to Europe to work on-board the Mayan Queen IV in May.

She had previously worked on similar superyachts and stayed on the $190 million luxury boat – owned by Mexican billionaire Alberto Bailleres – as it travelled around Europe. 

Ms McNamara called her mother the day before she was found dead to complain she had been in an argument with someone on board. 

A passing boat spotted the Australian model hanging from the back of the yacht and she was rushed to an Athens hospital, though she died while en route in the helicopter. 

The Mayan Queen IV was allowed then allowed to leave Kefalonia after Greek coast guards interviewed staff. 

The Mayan Queen IV is equipped with CCTV surveillance cameras, and footage of the incident was seized by Greek authorities. 

Footage reportedly showed Ms McNamara moments before her body was found – though the video was not made public. 

Without the footage and an inspection of the yacht, the coroner ruled Ms McNamara had died by hanging.

Ms McNamara called her mother the day before she was found dead to complain she had been in an argument with someone on board

Ms McNamara called her mother the day before she was found dead to complain she had been in an argument with someone on board 

Ms McNamara, from Port Macquarie on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, sold all her belongings and flew to Europe to work on-board the Mayan Queen IV in May

Ms McNamara, from Port Macquarie on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, sold all her belongings and flew to Europe to work on-board the Mayan Queen IV in May

‘Since no stimulant drugs such as cocaine or sedatives such as cannabis or heroin have been found after the toxicological analysis, it means that the girl was not under the influence of such substances,’ he said. 

‘She had mental clarity and that she was most likely facing social problems and was (found herself) in a psychological impasse.’  

The Mayan Queen IV is owned by billionaire mining magnate Alberto Bailleres, Mexico’s second richest man.

The notoriously-private tycoon left the vessel three days before Ms McNamara’s death.

When news of the tragedy broke Mr Bailleres was in his family mansion in Mexico City, and declined to comment on the death aboard his boat.

Mr Bailleres appeared in public at the National Palace as a guest of Enrique Peña Nieto two days later, but again declined to comment, La Journada reported.

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