“How was it sealed? ” she asked.
Ms McGrath said she was still not used to the signs of prosperity surrounding her.
“I drive a Ford versus, you know, a Maserati,” she said.
A few stores down past Lululemon and Saks Fifth Avenue, past a Yeti-branded water bowl for thirsty pets, was Sekani Thompson, 29, busy at work with a cleaning towel in her hand.
For nine years he worked in Greenwich as a window washer. What Ms Palmer did was “sickening”, he said. But it was about “how easily rich people get by,” he added. He concentrated on his work. He would be done with a few more shots. Behind it was a gold Rolex watch worth $86,000.
In Belle Haven, property records show Mrs. Palmer, a mother of four, shared a renovated 19th-century mansion with her now estranged husband, Bradley C. Palmer, a Greenwich financier.
The house, which has a solarium, walled gardens and a shed, is less than a mile from where one of the deadliest crimes in Greenwich history took place: the 1975 murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley, who had been bludgeoned with a golf club and stabbed. This crime spawned books and intense media coverage, culminating more than 25 years later with the conviction of Michael Skakel, a cousin of Kennedy, in the murder of the teenager. Mr Skakel’s conviction was overturned in 2018.
“Historically, Belle Haven has had a dark side,” Timothy Dumas, author of “Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America’s Wealthiest Community,” said Tuesday.