Evidence continues to be collected and associates continue to be questioned as the police try to solve the murder of "broker to the stars" Linda Stein. Stein, who managed the Ramones back in the day and had many famous friends, was found bludgeoned to death in her exclusive Fifth Avenue apartment on October 30.
So far, the police have spoken to former business associates, her family, construction workers and building residents, as well as removed bags of evidence, part of Stein's bathtub, and a door frame. The police are interested in re-interviewing Stein's assistant, Natavia Lowery who was accused of stealing a friend's identity (and opening credit cards), but those charges were dropped. Lavery's friends say she is cooperating with the police.
The Sun also reported that Stein was in the process of leaving Prudential Douglas Elliman (a source said she was "upset with the management"). She also had threatened to sue her building over construction work in the during the Jewish holiday. But a friend told the Daily News that Stein was naturally combative, "She lived for the battle. If fighting with Linda puts you on the 'suspect' list, there isn't a list long enough to hold all the names." At any rate, one senior police official told Michael Daly he was confident the murder would be solved.
And fellow real estate broker Faith Hope Consolo says that Elton John is planning a memorial concert for Stein next year, "He's doing that just for Linda Stein, because Linda was a big supporter for Elton John's AIDS foundation."