Swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, 33, was found dead Thursday in her New York Soho House hotel room.
A hotel employee discovered Sylvie half-clothed in an overflowing bathtub after complaints about water leaking from her room. When police were called, Sylvie was declared dead at the scene.
Police are questioning her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks. Nicholas was indicted earlier this year on 82 counts of sexual assault.
According to police, Sylvie’s wounds show there was a struggle — she had marks on her neck and a bite mark on her hand.
Sources said that a day before her death, Sylvie broke up with her unemployed, 26-year-old boyfriend. The couple had been dating for about six months.
"I heard them fighting and he yelled, ‘You really hurt me,’" said a neighbor who lives directly below Sylvie’s apartment.
Rest in peace, Sylvie.