A former Playboy centerfold playmate involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said Friday.
The pair checked into the penthouse suite of the Gotham Hotel about 6 p.m. Thursday, police said at a brief news conference. They fell 23 floors, and were found on a second-floor balcony about 8:15 a.m. Friday in the rear courtyard of the hotel.
Law enforcement officials identified the woman as Stephanie Adams and her son as Vincent. Officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials said she was involved in a custody dispute over Vincent with her estranged husband, a Manhattan chiropractor named Charles Nicolai, and that police had been called to their home several times in the past few months. Source
The New York Post also reports, she was upset because she couldn’t take her son to Europe for the summer, “Stephanie Adams and her estranged husband, Charles Nicolai, were in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday morning — when the former Wilhelmina model asked a judge for permission to take their son, Vincent, to Spain for the summer, the pal said.