The woman has been identified as Stephanie Adams, 46 , and her son, Vincent, 7.
Adams was a former Playboy model and author who was involved in a custody battle with her ex husband.
Although the New York Police Department declined to confirm of it was a murder or an accident, there are high speculations among hotel employees that Adams dropped her son and jumped herself from nearly 500-square-foot suite at about 8:30 a.m on Friday.
“From what (the guests) told me, they heard a light drop and then a heavier drop,” said a hotel employee. “I’m still shook up about it.”
Police officers found the bodies on a second-floor landing in the hotel’s rear courtyard.