New York City woman, 34, is found dead in garbage chute at Staten Island apartment building
- A 34-year-old woman was found dead in a garbage chute in Staten Island
- Authorities were called to 937 Victory Boulevard just before 2:30pm on Friday
- EMS rushed the woman to Richmond Hospital but she could not be saved
- Fire department sources said the woman was found feet-first down the chute
A woman has been found dead in the garbage chute of her New York apartment block.
The 34-year-old woman was found by police and firefighters in the Silver Lake Apartment building on Staten Island around 2:30pm on Friday.
The emergency services were summoned after a resident who lives on the third floor of the building found the woman’s body having been told about it by a neighbor.
Authorities were called to 937 Victory Boulevard just before 2:30pm on Friday after a woman’s body was found in a Staten Island building trash chute
It happened at the Silver Lake Apartment building on New York’s Staten Island
EMS rushed the woman to Richmond Hospital but she could not be saved
‘I said, “Listen, you’ve got to call the cops on this one. This is a dead woman,’ he said. The woman, who he didn’t recognize, was fully clothed, and appeared to have trauma on her face”, he said to the New York Daily News.
‘Her head was sticking out, and her arms were sticking out,’ he said. ‘It’s very vivid.’
Firefighters managed to remove the woman from the chute and took her to Richmond University Medical Center but she was unable to be saved.
Police canvassed residents on Friday night showing a picture of the woman to see if anyone was able to help determine how she ended up in the chute and where foul play was involved.
Fire department sources said the woman was found feet-first down the chute
The NYPD are conducting an investigation in an attempt to determine how the woman died
Fire crews were called to the building after a resident in the block found the lady in the chute
The man who called the police expressed doubt that the woman would hav
e fallen into the chute on her own.
‘You’d have to be a contortionist,’ he said.
‘I’ve been in this building for 20 years now, and never ever ever seen this,’ the man said. ‘The floor that I live on in the whole entire complex is probably the most quiet floor, so that’s why we’re shocked. Everybody here is shocked.’
An NYPD spokeswoman said the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are now under investigation.
Several fire engines appeared on the scene in an attempt to rescue the woman
Residents of the building were shown a photograph of the woman to see if anyone knew of her
Fire crews are pictured loading the woman’s body in to the back of an ambulance