TV star ’s interior designer in her $1.3million (£10.4million) apartment.
Brooke Gomez’s body was in an ‘advanced state of decomposition’ when it was discovered.
The 49-year-old was found at her Manhattan address on Sunday night.
Gomez appeared on Frankel’s show Bethenny Ever After in 2013 and helped the TV personality renovate her mother’s multi-million pound Tribeca home.
Reporting on the news, called the discovery of Gomez’s body ‘gruesome’ and noted her building’s superintendent was asked to check her apartment as she hadn’t been seen in a week.
The outlet adds that a call to 911 was made after Gomez was found and an ambulance and police attended the scene.
An NYPD spokesman said at this time no criminality is suspected.
Aside from Frankel, Gomez also worked for Michael J. Fox and Sigourney Weaver and often showcased projects on Instagram.
Her last post, dated October 23, was of a street mural that read: ‘There’s a future version of you that is so proud you didn’t give up.’
Shortly before that, she uploaded a photo of Roald Dahl alongside one of his quotes about kindness.
It read: ‘I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being.
‘I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else… Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.’
Speaking to the magazine in 2019, Gomez said of her decision to follow in the footsteps of her mother, decorator Mariette Himes Gomez: ‘I really just loved it.
‘I loved the right brain/left brain contrast of creating a contract and then getting to do something creative.’
According to a biography on Gomez’s website, she was born in NYC and ‘grew up in a series of work in progress construction sites’.
She went to Brown University where she earned a Political Science degree and was also the recipient of a Rising Star Award.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Frankel’s reps and the NYPD for comment.