The NYPD has identified the Manhattan banker who was found dead in his bathtub on Tuesday as Shawn Miller, a Citigroup executive. Cops discovered Miller with his throat slashed and are investigating his death as "suspicious," with some media outlets claiming it was an apparent suicide.
Miller, 42, was found in the bathtub of his apartment in the Financial District at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and cops are investigating the death as suspicious. Initially, cops were looking to question a man they spotted with Miller in his building's elevator on Monday evening who they believe Miller met on classified ad site Backpage.com, but according to the Daily News, police found a knife underneath Miller's body and believe he may have slashed his own throat.
The tabloid claims Miller, who was a managing director at Citigroup and functioned as one of its environmental policy experts, went on a "booze- and drug-fueled bender" on Monday with the aforementioned man he met online. Cops reportedly found crystal meth in Miller's apartment. Several 911 calls had been made from his phone since Monday about a potential stalker outside his apartment.
Miller, who had been working with Citigroup since 2004, was reportedly discovered after his boyfriend, who was unable to reach him, asked his doorman to check on him. Citigroup released the following statement to the Post regarding Miller's death:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Shawn Miller. Shawn joined Citi in 2004 and was highly regarded at Citi and across the financial services industry as a thought leader and tireless advocate for environmental and sustainable business practices. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to Shawn’s family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.