Autopsy Determines Carlisle Brigham Died of Spill Down Stairs


The injuries that caused the death of 29-year-old Carlisle Brigham were “consistent with a fall down the stairs,” a spokeswoman for the city’s medical examiner said.

An autopsy revealed that the woman, whose father served as the city budget director under Mayor Ed Koch, died of “blunt impact injuries of the head and neck.” When news broke of the gory death at 191 Orchard Street yesterday morning, the police said that Ms. Brigham had been sliced across the neck (the amount of blood around her neck led to that theory, according to the Post). But the examiner’s report did not include anything regarding a cut.