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4:56 PM, Dec 29, 2010   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City medical examiner's office says a fashion designer found in a bathtub full of water at a swank Manhattan hotel was strangled and drowned.

Sylvie Cachay, was found dead at the Soho House hotel on Dec. 9. She was half-clothed and face-up in the tub, with bruises on her neck.

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The medical examiner's office said Wednesday that the 33-year-old died from neck compression and drowning and she had been forcibly submerged in the tub. The death was ruled a homicide.

Cachay's 24-year-old boyfriend, Nicholas Brooks, son of Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, has been arrested. He initially was charged with attempted murder, but prosecutors are withholding indictment details until a Jan. 4 court appearance.

His lawyer has said his client is innocent.

By COLLEEN LONG
Associated Press

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