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Ex-Playboy centerfold pushed 7-year-old son before suicide plunge from NYC hotel

Former Playboy playmate Stephanie Adams speaks at an interview Sept. 22, 2006, in New York about her lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. Law enforcement officials say Adams, who was involved in a custody battle, apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son Vincent from the penthouse at the Gotham Hotel in midtown Manhattan. They were found on a second-floor balcony by workers at about 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018. (Tina Fineberg / Associated Press)
Former Playboy playmate Stephanie Adams speaks at an interview Sept. 22, 2006, in New York about her lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. Law enforcement officials say Adams, who was involved in a custody battle, apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son Vincent from the penthouse at the Gotham Hotel in midtown Manhattan. They were found on a second-floor balcony by workers at about 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018. (Tina Fineberg / Associated Press)

NEW YORK – The ex-Playboy model who leapt to her death from her Manhattan hotel penthouse suite pushed her 7-year-old son out of the 25th-floor window before taking the plunge herself, police said Monday.

The death of Stephanie Adams was ruled a suicide, the city medical examiner’s office said. The death of her son Vincent was ruled a homicide.

An autopsy revealed that both Adams, 46, and her child died Thursday from multiple blunt impact injuries.

The former Miss November 1992 was in the middle of a messy divorce from her estranged husband Dr. Charles Nicolai, the owner of Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness.

Adams had recently asked a judge to allow her to take Vincent to Spain but was denied.

Police said there was no suicide note in her room at the Gotham Hotel on East 46th Street.


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