Inside the Exclusive Condo Where L'Wren Scott Died

She may have used a scarf of her own design to hang herself

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2014 10:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – The condo building where fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead yesterday is the ninth most expensive address in New York City, an exclusive building where units sell for $10 million or more and Scott's neighbors included Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, the New York Daily News reports. Scott lived in apartment 9S at the Chelsea building, 200 Eleventh Ave., a 2,364-square-foot duplex with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall with a view of the Hudson. She owned the $5.6 million pad outright, the Daily News notes in a separate story.

More details are trickling out about how she spent her last moments there: The 6'3" former model reportedly used a black satin scarf to hang herself from the L-shaped handle of a French door on her balcony (the Washington Post says the scarf was one of her own designs); she was found kneeling, with the scarf wrapped around her neck and the other end tied to the handle, Fox News reports. A law enforcement source tells the New York Post she used her own body weight to cut off oxygen to her brain, calling it a "painless" way to die. The Daily News' police source explains further: "You lean away from the door applying pressure till you pass out. After that, gravity takes over." Click for more on what may have driven Scott to suicide.

Rolling Stone's legend Mick Jagger and his girlfriend fashion stylist L'Wren Scott arrive together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York, Monday, May, 7, 2007.
Rolling Stone's legend Mick Jagger and his girlfriend fashion stylist L'Wren Scott arrive together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York, Monday, May, 7, 2007.   (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Police officers stand outside a building where the body of fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found, Monday, March 17, 2014, in New York.
Police officers stand outside a building where the body of fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found, Monday, March 17, 2014, in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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