Who was Shele Danishefsky Covlin and what happened to her?

SHELE Danishefsky Covlin was found dead in the bathroom of her Upper West Side apartment on New Year’s Eve 2009.

Her death devastated friends and family, but what they were unprepared for was finding out how she died.

Shele Danishefsky Covlin was assassinated in 2009


Shele Danishefsky Covlin was assassinated in 2009Photo credit: www.shelememorial.com

Who was Shele Danishefsky Covlin?

Shele Danishefsky Covlin was known as an investment banker and mother of two.

She had welcomed daughter Anna and son Myles with her estranged husband Roderick Covlin.

Before her death, she served as senior vice president of private wealth management at an investment bank and lived a comfortable life in New York City, according to Distratify.

What happened to Shele Danishefsky Covlin?

On December 31, 2009, Danishefky was found in the bathtub by her daughter.

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Her husband reportedly pulled her out of the tub and performed CPR before calling 911, but it was too late.

At first, authorities thought the 47-year-old woman slipped in the tub and hit her head, but the family found that assumption suspicious.

Police also began questioning her death after realizing she had scratch marks and bruises on her hand.

Covlin wasn’t wet when the NYPD arrived either, although he claimed he pulled her out of the tub, according to Oxygen.

The family initially refused an autopsy on religious grounds, but when suspicions grew they decided to exhume her body and perform one.

Danishefsky’s death was then ruled a homicide after the coroner determined that she had been strangled.

Rod Covlin has been arrested and charged in connection with Shele's death


Rod Covlin has been arrested and charged in connection with Shele’s deathPhoto credit: The Mega Agency

Who Killed Shele Danishefsky?

After Danishefsky’s death, Covlin’s parents became the legal guardians of the children, who inherited their $5 million fortune.

This decision ultimately angered Covlin, and he tried desperately for years to gain access to the money, but failed.

Six years later he was arrested and charged with murder. During the trial, prosecutors claimed he killed his soon-to-be ex-wife for the money.

He was then found guilty in 2019 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence for second-degree murder, according to the New York Post.

“The Danishefsky family never gave up, and neither have we,” the district attorney said in a statement via CBS News.

“Roderick Covlin will now serve decades in prison for his domestic violence, depravity and deceit.”

Over the years, Covlin has attempted to appeal his conviction, alleging that the lead prosecutor used fabricated evidence at the trial, but the courts have denied the request.

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