Designer Kate Spade was discovered dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide.
Spade, 55, was found in her Park Avenue apartment at around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Spade was discovered by her housekeeper and appeared to be hanging. A note was found nearby. Investigators declined to reveal the contents of the note.
While investigators were still in the early stages of their inquiry, the NYPD's chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, said evidence including the note pointed to "a tragic suicide."