Invisible Children

Vincent Nicolai

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Vincent Salem Nicolai, age 7, was killed by his mother, Stephanie Adams, in a murder-suicide. Vincent was homeschooled.

Adams and her husband, Dr. Charles Nicolai, married in 2009 and filed at least ten domestic incident reports over the course of their marriage. Until 2017, Vincent attended local public schools, where Adams was a “present and involved parent.” In 2017, Vincent was pulled from school to be homeschooled. In May 2018, Vincent’s parents were in the process of divorcing and their relationship had become so acrimonious that they had to exchange custody of Vincent at the police station. Adams’ murder of Vincent took place shortly after a judge denied her permission to bring him with her on a trip to Europe.

The murder came to light when workers found Vincent’s and Adams’s bodies. Both had fallen multiple stories from a high-rise hotel.

Date: May 18, 2018
New York, New York


Documents: Date:
Former Playboy centerfold falls to death with son after checking into New York hotel 05-18-2018
Ex-Playboy Model Stephanie Adams Killed Son Before Jumping From Penthouse Hotel Room: Police 05-22-2018
Playboy Playmates: We Loved Stephanie Adams, but She Was ‘Selfish and Sick’ for Killing Her Son 05-25-2018
Former Playboy centerfold, son who died jumping from New York City hotel have ties to ND 05-29-2018