Law enforcement: Designer Kate Spade found dead in NY apartment

(WTRF/AP) - According to law enforcement officials, designer Kate Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide her Manhattan apartment.

Spade, 55, was found by her housekeeper at her home.

According to the Associated Press, officials say she was found at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

According to sources, Spade left a note.

The contents of that note were not released.

Her company, Kate Spade New York, has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally.

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