Daughter of former city budget head dies in accidental death: Police
The daughter of the city's former budget guru found dead Mondaymay have been killed by an accidental fall inside her Lower East Side apartment building, police said.
A neighbor found Carlisle Brigham Champalimaud bleeding profusely from her neck in the stairwell of her Orchard Street building around 11 a.m. The 29-year-old was prounounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital.
Police sources say that Champalimaud may have slipped on the stairs and injured herself and that alcohol may have been involved.
The city's medical examiner's office couldn't immediately determine a cause for Champalimaud's death, and the NYPD said the investigation was ongoing.
She had worked at the American Museum of Natural History, serving various positions for years until April, according to a museum official.
Last August, the St. Louis native married Anthony Lindley Champalimaud, 34, a hotel executive who reportedly was not at the apartment.
The victim's father was James R. Brigham Jr, who served as the city's budget director from 1978 to 1981 and as chairman of the New York City Public Development Corporation for the next four years, according to the bio of his St. Louis's investment firm.
Brigham and other relatives couldn't be reached for comment.