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CEO found dead in his Clocktower apartment - Brooklyn Paper

CEO found dead in his Clocktower apartment

Fatal encounter: Financier Neil Smith, 57, was found dead and gagged with a towel inside his apartment in Dumbo’s Clocktower building on Monday afternoon, after an unidentified man visited the pad earlier that morning.
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A financier was found dead and gagged inside his swanky Dumbo apartment on Monday afternoon, after what appeared to be a hookup gone wrong, according to police sources.

Cops discovered Neil Smith, a 57-year-old chief executive officer of investment firm Infraccess, dead with a towel stuffed in his mouth and pillow over his head in his apartment on Main Street between Plymouth and Water streets at 1:45 pm, sources told the New York Daily News.

A guest staying with Smith told cops a man arrived at the pad in the luxe Clocktower building around 1:30 am, and said he did not see Smith again until he found his body, prompting authorities to investigate whether he was killed during the rendezvous.

Surveillance video at the condo building shows a man entering the building around 1:30 am and leaving approximately 50 minutes later, the Daily News reported. A woman accompanying the man stayed outside, sources said.

The investigation into Smith’s death is ongoing, and cops are checking his electronic devices to find out who he met with.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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