The life and death of Ben Novack Jr. Ben Novack Murder: Narcy Novack Indicted For Murder Of Fountainebleau Hotel Heir WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. The wife of a Florida travel executive who was beaten to death in a suburban New York hotel let the killers into the room and handed them a pillow to put over his face, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. The victim was 53-year-old Ben Novack Jr., son of the founder of the storied Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Narcy Novack, 53, her brother and two others were indicted in the July 12, 2009, slaying at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, 20 miles north of Manhattan. "The plot that led to the brutal death of Ben Novack was a family affair," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference in the federal courthouse in White Plains.