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Jon Gosselin NYC Apartment 'Wrecked'

ETonline, Saturday, December 26, 2009, 6:28pm (PST)

ET has learned that Jon Gosselin came home to his Manhattan apartment Saturday afternoon to find it "wrecked," according to his attorney, with a note "that had been affixed to Jon's bedroom dresser by a butcher knife."

The former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" reality star's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, Esq., claims that Jon "was horrified, disheartened, and saddened to observe the devastation of his furniture, clothing and personal belongings, which were apparently slashed with a butcher knife by a very troubled and sick perpetrator."

"He came into city this afternoon to find the [following] destroyed," Heller tells ET. "In addition to the aforementioned vandalism, Jon's television, CD player, coffee maker, a Nintendo Wii game, dishes, pots and pans were burglarized from his apartment, and Jon's shoes, shirts, luggage, bed, curtain, rugs and other furnishings in the apartment were slashed, most likely by the same butcher knife that affixed the note to his dresser. Sadly, along with the trashing of Jon's apartment, a Ming vase, believed to be over 100 years old that was a family heirloom, was smashed to pieces.

"However, the greatest damage from this vicious, mean spirited and heartless crime was perpetrated not on Jon's property and possessions, but on Jon Gosselin himself, who experienced a traumatic, emotional, roller coast ride having just shared a joyful family gathering with his children during their Christmas Celebration and the last thing that Jon contemplated when entering his New York City apartment, on what is suppose to be a season that heralds in peace and goodwill, was to be devastated by such a cruel and cold-blooded act that was apparently intended to cut to his heart."

Heller tells ET that Jon, "immediately contacted me and facilitated the able assistance of the New York City Police Department, who immediately dispatched an experienced detective to Jon's apartment, where a forensic team commenced an intense investigation including photographing and fingerprinting of evidence at the crime scene. In addition, the police department seized a note that had been affixed to Jon's bedroom dresser by a butcher knife that was speared through the note into the wooden dresser. The note will be forensically analyzed by a handwriting expert. At this time, I will not release the contents of the note or the signator, however, both Jon and I have determined that the perpetrator must be vigorously prosecuted on felony charges."

Stay tuned to ET for the latest new in this developing story.

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