Former Playboy Centerfold Jumps from N.Y.C. Building to Her Death with 7-Year-Old Son: Reports
A 47-year-old female and her 7-year-old son died early Friday after an apparent jump from a boutique New York City hotel, police confirm to PEOPLE
A 47-year-old female and her 7-year-old son died early Friday after an apparent jump from a New York City hotel, police confirm to PEOPLE.
Lieutenant John Grimpel said that the woman jumped from the 25th floor of the Gotham Hotel in Manhattan with the boy around 8:15 a.m. local time.
Grimpel said the pair’s bodies were found on the second-floor landing of the hotel’s courtyard. Officials with Gotham Hotel did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.
Police would not confirm the woman’s identity to PEOPLE, but multiple media outlets, including the New York Post and NBC News 4, reported that the deceased was former November 1992 Playboy centerfold Stephanie Adams.
She reportedly shared the boy, Vincent, with Charles Nicolai, of Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness. Reports identified Nicolai as Adams’ estranged husband.
Staff at the practice declined to comment on the matter.
Sources reportedly told the New York Post that Adams and Nicolai were in the midst of a heated custody battle at the time of the deaths. A lawyer for Nicolai could not be reached for comment.
Adams’ attorney also did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.
The Gotham Hotel, located on East 46th Street about four blocks from Grand Central Station, is a boutique hotel that traces its name to a landmark bookstore that last stood on its location prior to the hotel’s construction in 2010.
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