Police are investigating the suspected murder of Neil Rodney Smith, the founder and CEO of Manhattan-based investment firm Infraccess, who was found dead in his $15 million Brooklyn apartment after what appears to be “a gay sex romp gone awry.”
Police sources say he was discovered lying on his back in bed, naked, with a wet towel stuffed in his mouth and a pillow over his face inside the apartment around 1:45 p.m. Monday.
Via The Daily Mail:
Police sources said they believe the 57-year-old died shortly after he was heard having sex with a man he met on the internet, who may have been a prostitute.
‘He went online and hooked up with some guy and, whatever they were doing, he died,’ a source reportedly told the New York Post.
The insider added that moments before the man died, a guest staying in the apartment with his wife allegedly: ‘heard a guy in there with him… he heard them having sex.’
NYPD confirmed they are currently reviewing Smith’s phone, computer, and tablet for clues as to who the killer might be.
“There were text messages exchanged and Facebook stuff where he’s hooking up with this guy,” the NYPD source says.
Investigators are also examining security footage from the building which shows a man and a woman arriving at the apartment, however only the man goes inside the apartment while the woman with him waits outside, according to the New York Daily News.
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