Designer Found Dead With Hands Bound in Manhattan Apartment

Nothing appeared stolen or in disarray, police say

By COLLEEN LONG
|  Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 3:25 PM EDT
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Designer Found Dead With Hands Bound in Manhattan Apartment

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The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

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A young lighting designer was found dead on the floor of his Manhattan apartment, dressed in a latex outfit with his hands bound, but there appeared to be no sign of a break-in, police said.
       
Alejandro Bulaevsky, 26, was last seen Sunday. Worried relatives summoned the building superintendent, who entered the apartment and discovered the gruesome scene.

Bulaevsky was found wearing a black suit, apparently latex or some type of plastic, and a mask, his hands bound, a law enforcement official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
       
The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
       
Police said it didn't appear anything was stolen and the apartment was not in disarray.
       
Bulaevsky's profile on a company Web site says he was a graduate of Parsons The New School For Design and worked on many restaurants and hotels in the city, including the Jumeirah Essex House on Central Park South.

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