(BrightPress.org) – A 24-year-old woman who went missing on Friday evening, December 1st, was found dead inside a trash compactor in the basement of a Manhattan luxury condo building where she did not live, according to the New York Police Department.
Police responded to an emergency call when someone discovered the woman in the trash compactor. Once medics were able to assess her condition they declared her dead at the scene.
Police did not say how Elquist got to the building or what she had been doing there as she was not a resident. She was last seen on Friday, December 1st leaving a work gathering and did not show up for work the following day.
Her family posted missing person posters online. The young woman is pictured smiling with light brown hair and she’s described as 5’3” and 120lbs. She was originally from Minnesota.
Police are saying that their initial investigations haven’t revealed criminality despite the unusual circumstances surrounding her death. They said her injuries were consistent with falling down the garbage chute. The New York Medical Examiner will determine the precise cause of death and police are continuing to investigate the matter.
The death certainly seems like a crime, but perhaps it is simply a tragic accident where a small woman somehow, inebriated, fell down a trash chute.
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