Police in New York say a former Playboy centerfold model and her 7-year-old son are dead after she apparently jumped with her son from a hotel in Manhattan Friday (5/18) morning.

The woman has been identified as Stephanie Adams and her son as Vincent.

NewsTalk 1290 reports that law enforcement officials said the mother and son checked into the penthouse suite on the 25th floor of the Gotham Hotel on Thursday night. Their bodies were found on a second-floor balcony at about 8:15 Friday morning after falling 23 floors.

Adams was reportedly in the middle of a fierce custody battle and divorce with her estranged husband, a Manhattan chiropractor named Charles Nicolai, and that police had been called to their home several times in the past few months. Lawyers recently ordered her to surrender her son's passport, according to the New York Post.

Stephanie Adams was Playboy’s Miss November 1992.

Stephanie Adams (Getty Images)