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Prominent French Scholar Richard Descoings Found Dead in NYC Hotel
ABC News.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and CHRISTINA NG

Posted on 04/04/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by Cincinna

New York police are trying to determine whether the mysterious death of France's most prominent college head was the result of a crime.

Richard Descoings, 53, was found naked and dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday.

The esteemed French scholar was the director of the renowned Paris Institute of Political Studies, widely known as "Sciences Po." The school is known as a training ground for France's elite. Former French President Jacques Chirac was a student at the school and Dominique Strauss Kahn taught economics at the school before joining the IMF.

He was found naked and dead in his hotel room around 4 p.m. Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the hotel room, but it is unknown at this time if they played a role in his death.

Police said there was no obvious trauma to the body, but New York City Police Department's Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said that foul play had not been ruled out.

Authorities are waiting for the completion of an autopsy for a cause a death.

A laptop and cell phone believed to belong to Descoings were found on a third floor ledge, Browne said, according to the Associated Press. He said it is unclear how the items got to the ledge, but that they could have been thrown out the window.

Descoings was in New York for a U.N. conference for university presidents at Columbia University.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deathinny; france; sarkozy; sciencepo

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1 posted on 04/04/2012 11:19:48 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

M. Descoings was a well respective educator and innovator. As Director of Sciences Po for 16 years he tried to modernize Tge elite training school for the elite who lead the government.

DSK, once a prof at Sciences Po, had a sordid incident in a NY hotel room that ruined his chances to be President of France.

This story is not going to be pretty. Prayers for his wife and family.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 11:29:36 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
This story is not going to be pretty.

True.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 12:13:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Read "Radical Son" by David Horowitz to understand the Left.)
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To: Cincinna
Was he found dead in the closet of the hotel room with a cord wrapped around his neck and genitals, like Actor David Carradine?
4 posted on 04/04/2012 12:18:00 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

That’s the first thing I suspected as well. I’m going to go bleach my mind now.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Cincinna

Nothing unusual about being nude in your own hotel room. The dead part is something different.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Cincinna

RIP.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 1:26:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: SeaHawkFan
This part seems a little more unusual to me than the fact that he was found naked in his room:

" A laptop and cell phone believed to belong to Descoings were found on a third floor ledge, Browne said, according to the Associated Press. He said it is unclear how the items got to the ledge, but that they could have been thrown out the window."

8 posted on 04/04/2012 1:27:18 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Breitbart sent me)
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To: Cincinna

Another David Carradine, autoerotic asphyxia seems to strike foreigners just passing through dressed in women’s cloths. I hope not, but I’m no longer surprised at the French, or liberals in general.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 1:32:34 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: faucetman

Or CNN’s Richard Quest?


10 posted on 04/04/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Cincinna

Another David Carradine, autoerotic asphyxia seems to strike foreigners just passing through dressed in women’s underware. I hope not, but I’m no longer surprised at the French, or liberals in general.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 1:33:11 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Bush_Democrat

I agree, that is extremely suspicious.
Antidepressants and alcohol found in the room, could be a suicide.
Very sad. He was shaking up the entrenched bureaucracy and making the Socialists nervous.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 1:44:40 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
and making the Socialists nervous.

Are you sure about this? The fact that he taught people like Chirac and DSK makes me think otherwise.

13 posted on 04/04/2012 2:06:17 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SeaHawkFan
Nothing unusual about being nude in your own hotel room.

Exactly. I don't know why these idiot writers try to infer something lewd by stating someone was found naked in their room. If they were outside, OK.

14 posted on 04/04/2012 3:10:09 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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