As it turns out, there was a news helicopter over the crime scene almost immediately and a photo taken from the chopper shows the woman's lifeless body on the ground, BUT THE PINK ROPE THAT SHE SUPPOSEDLY HUNG HERSELF WITH THAT APPEARS IN LATER CRIME SCENE PHOTOS IS NOT YET THERE!
As a side note, the claim that she was bound, and then hung herself is only possible if she sat on the top rail of the balcony, swung her legs over, then dropped. While that balcony rail might hold her weight, it certainly would not halt a drop of that much weight that far without deforming.
If this had been a classic case of sexual asphyxia gone wrong, there would be no need for a cover-up. So, I agree this is a murder.