New York City woman, 34, is found dead in garbage chute at Staten Island apartment building on Jan 1
The woman identified as Lisa Maria Hernandez, was found by a resident in the Silver Lake Apartment building around 2:30pm on Friday
Police and firefighters called to 937 Victory Boulevard just before 2:30pm on Friday, retreived the woman from chute
EMS rushed Hernandez to Richmond Hospital but she could not be saved
Fire department sources said she was found feet-first down the chute
The dead woman who was subquently identified as Lisa Maria Hernandez, 34, a resident of the block
Police sources said she suffered trauma to her face – NYPD are investigating the cause of death
A New York woman has been found dead in the garbage chute of a Staten Island apartment building.
The 34-year-old woman identified as Lisa Maria Hernandez, was found in the thrash chute of a New York city apartment building by first neighbors around 2:30pm on Friday.
Emergency services were called to the building after a resident who lives on the third floor of the building found the woman’s body after they had been told about it by a neighbor.
Firefighters and police retrieved the woman from a chute near the third floor of the Silver Lake Apartments at 937 Victory Blvd., near the Silver Lake Golf Course.
‘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 Hernandez 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 Hernandez was found feet-first down the chute. The NYPD are conducting an investigation in an attempt to determine how she 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 Hernandez would have 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 Hernandez’s death are now under investigation.
Before she was identified, residents of the building were shown a photograph of the woman to see if anyone could recorgnize her