Updated 04/04/2012 12:06 AM
French Academic Found Dead In His Midtown Hotel Room
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Police were investigating late Tuesday the death of prominent French academic found inside a Midtown hotel room.
Richard Descoings, 54, was discovered in his bed at the Michelangelo Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators say hotel security went to his room after he did not check out.
Sources say Descoings was found naked and his computer and phone were thrown from the seventh floor window.
They also say police are looking for people who may have come into his room during the overnight hours.
A medical examiner will take the case.
Descoings was the director of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and had close ties to the French government.