Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of swimsuit designer
Sylvie Cachay was found dead at a Manhattan hotel last month.
January 4th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of swimsuit designer

The ex-boyfriend of swimsuit designer, Sylvie Cachay, who was found dead at an expensive Manhattan hotel last month, has been indicted on murder charges in her death, according to a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney's office Tuesday.

Nicholas Brooks, son of "You Light Up My Life" composer Joseph Brooks, had been initially charged with attempted murder and strangulation.

Cachay was found dead in the bathtub of an exclusive Manhattan hotel. She was strangled and drowned, the New York City medical examiner's office said. Cachay's body sustained bruising on the neck and bite marks, and was found clothed in the hotel room bathtub, police said.

An autopsy indicated that the designer suffered injuries that were consistent with neck compression, court records show. Cachay suffered internal hemorrhaging, injuries to her scalp and cuts to her lips and mouth, the documents said.

"Sylvie Cachay was one of those rare individuals who truly sparkled when she spoke," publicist Kate Godici said following her death. "She will be deeply and painfully missed, yet celebrated, honored and never forgotten."

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  1. stick dog

    Was that comment necessary – you're on the wrong blog go to jokers n azzholes wannabes.com

    January 4, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. myklds

    Hope that justice will be served.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. magnus

    The dude had no life. He had money because his dad wrote a song. He feel privaledged and looked down on all of us. He cannot believe someone would actually break up with him. So he killed her. I hope he gets anal pounding every single day in prison.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. serialmom

    @THThite What a wonderful human being you are. Is it a problem with her being female or a problem with her not being white enough for you? Just iimagine that it was your mother or sister. You are human offal.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. duke

    This guy made bail and is home enjoying the finer side of life!!
    Only the rich get away with murder.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stickemup

    @ jim you aint kill gone nothing and aint gone let nothing die and i bet you my life that you wouldnt say that to a blackman face so continue to act tough behind yo computer u cyber gangster

    January 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Stickemup

    I think jim is mad because his white girlfriends always leave him for a blackman which is a whiteman nightmare ha ha ha

    January 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jim Brieske

    Thats cuz i have small weeeneee

    January 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |

    maybe he was testing the newest swimsuit design.

    January 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cat

    throw him under the jail.

    January 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |

    you how much money that would cost? first you would have to dig a tunnel.. then find a big guy to throw him..

    it would be better to have him join the cia, he could waterboard the muslims.

    January 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank

    Isn't that the Christian based song? "You light up my life". " You give me hope." "To carry on." ...kinda looks like the fame and fortune was'nt quite enough for this creep. A sad day for believers.

    January 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Veritas

    Serveillence tape,bitemarks sounds kinda open and shut.

    January 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |