Skip to comments.Prominent French Scholar Richard Descoings Found Dead in NYC Hotel
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
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.
That’s the first thing I suspected as well. I’m going to go bleach my mind now.
Nothing unusual about being nude in your own hotel room. The dead part is something different.
" 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."
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.
Or CNN’s Richard Quest?
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.
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.
Are you sure about this? The fact that he taught people like Chirac and DSK makes me think otherwise.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.