Shele Danishefsky was incredibly striking. With her blonde hair falling down around her face and often called a “Reese Witherspoon look-a-like,” Shele truly believed she could have it all…a family with two children, a girl and a boy, a loving husband and a finance career in the concrete jungles of New York City.
And for a while, she did.
Then, her little girl, Anna, 8, she found her mom dead in a bathtub full of bloody water in their Manhattan apartment. The shock Anna suffered at such a young age is such a tragedy.
In the latest “Injustice with Nancy Grace,” airing Saturday on Oxygen at 6 p.m. EST, Nancy takes a deeper look into the death of doting mom and successful businesswoman, and her untimely and mysterious death.
Nancy revealed her initial thoughts about the discovery of Shele’s body.
“When I first learned Shele was found dead in the family tub, so many questions raced through my mind. I wanted to know so many details of Shele’s death, the timeline, the forensics, the logistics of the high-rise where she lived with her children as well as about her family and work life. But I also wanted to know about Shele as a person. When I uncovered a eulogy delivered from the heart by Shele’s sister, I stopped in my tracks.”
Here it is, in part:
Family Memories: A Portion of Eve’s speech delivered at Shele’s Memorial
The French Philosopher Voltaire once said: “tears are the silent language of grief.”
How many tears have been shed, as we grieved the loss of Shele and digested the shockingly new reality that she will never be with us again? Like many other people, I must confess that I have not had an easy time with Shele’s passing.
The year has passed with a blur and I am still in disbelief. I keep thinking to myself that Shele will walk through that door, dressed in one of her gorgeous, designer outfits and I’ll once again hear her cheerful voice and contagious laugh or just hug the sister I loved more than words can say. I know that will never be.
Shele clearly made an indelible mark on so many lives.
But who was Shele Danishefsky Covlin? Shele was a beautiful, loving, warm and compassionate person, with so much to offer the world. She was an extraordinary daughter, sister, relative and friend, and above all she was a mother par excellence, to her darling children.
What really happened to Shele Danishefsky Covlin? Yes, the coroner made an initial ruling, but was Shele’s death truly accidental? Would Shele’s family be forced to violate their religious beliefs to seek the truth?
Nancy said as she “read and reread the tribute to Shele from her sister…I can’t help but think about the bright light that was Shele, now forever extinguished. There is only one thing left for it…to seek justice and shine a light on the truth.”
Join us Saturday night, August 17, for “Injustice With Nancy Grace” on Oxygen, 6 p.m. E/5C to learn more about the mysterious death of Shele Danishefsky Covlin.
[Feature Photo: “Shele Danishefsky Covlin – In Loving Memory“]