Ariel Campbell suicide: NYC psychologist kills self in car with toxic chemicals including Brandt lime sulfur near Sutton Place, Manhattan.
A 35-year-old NYC woman was found dead inside her vehicle after ingesting toxic chemicals, according to the NYPD.
Ariel Campbell a Manhattan psychologist was confirmed as the victim according to her father David the dailymail reported. Her body was found around 11.20am on Sunday in the backseat of a car parked at East 56th Street and Sutton Place in Midtown.
Brandt lime sulfur and another unidentified toxic substance had been combined to produce hydrogen sulfide gas, a toxic substance when inhaled. The toxic chemical substances were found in a five gallon drum on the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle. The odor was reported to smell like rotten eggs.
Brandt lime sulfur is commonly used to control pests on plants and fruits.
The NYPD and FDNY requested assistance from a hazmat team to remove the chemicals.
No suicide note left behind
Authorities said Campbell’s manner of death is believed to be a suicide. A cause of death will be determined by the Office of the City Medical Examiner.
Campbell is alleged to have killed herself in her parked Jeep at the corner of East 56th Street and Sutton Place, near the East River, about a block from the affluent residence where she had previously lived with her family.
Campbell’s father told the dailymail that her daughter, who treated mood disorders in her private practice, had recently lost her mother.
‘I know she had a great deal of difficulty dealing with the loss of her mother and I can only imagine that’s what drove her to this,’ Mr Campbell said. ‘..the two of them were my whole world. And now with her mother gone, Ariel was my entire world.’
Added the father, ‘She left no note in her apartment or with her, so I don’t know much about what happened and what’s behind it.’
According to her Linkldn page, Campbell attended the exclusive Dalton School before earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell College. She then went on to earn her doctorate in psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, a department of Yeshiva University in New York.
Read her bio: ‘licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. Areas of expertise include treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, OCD and trauma,’ including having ‘significant experience working with patients of all ages, presenting disordered eating, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, behavioral problems and general difficulties coping with typical life stressors.’