SEARCH

Entries in Nicholas Brooks (2)

Friday
Dec102010

Boyfriend Nicholas Brooks Charged in Death of Fashion Designer Sylvie Cachay at NY Hotel

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images for IMG(NEW YORK) -- Authorities have filed attempted murder and strangulation charges against Nicholas Brooks, the boyfriend of a New York fashion designer found dead at an exclusive members-only hotel and private club in the city.

Sylvie Cachay's partially clothed body was discovered at 3 a.m. Thursday in an overflowing hotel bathtub at the SoHo House -- a boutique hotel often visited by celebrities and the wealthy.

Brooks, 24, the son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks, was cooperating with police before his arrest.

According to police, Cachay had red marks around her collarbone. The New York Daily News reported investigators first were looking into whether Cachay died of a drug overdose, but later investigated if she was strangled.

Cachay's friends and family released a statement saying that "the world has lost a beautiful soul. She will be deeply and painfully missed."

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Friday
Dec102010

NYC Fashion Designer Found Dead at SoHo House Hotel

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images for IMG(NEW YORK) -- Authorities questioned the boyfriend of a 33-year-old fashion designer after she was found dead inside a New York members-only hotel and private club Thursday. Sylvie Cachay's partially clothed body was discovered inside an overflowing hotel bathtub at the exclusive SoHo House -- a boutique hotel often visited by celebrities and the wealthy.

"Soho House is full of celebrities, has very prominent New York City membership and it's very exclusive," said New York Magazine senior editor Chris Rovzar. "So of course when a fashion designer is found dead in a hotel room here it's going to raise eyebrows."

Police were called to the scene at about 3 a.m. after a hotel guest noticed water leaking into a room below Cachay's. The woman’s boyfriend, Nicholas Brooks, 24, told authorities the two checked in together and then he left to have some drinks with people he met at the hotel. When he returned, Brooks found police already in his room.

The New York Daily News reported investigators were first looking into whether Cachay died of a drug overdose but are now investigating if she was strangled.

Cachay designed for Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria's Secret before breaking out to start her own fashion line. 

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio







ABC News Radio