A woman bikes past a New York City patrol car parked in Manhattan on June 23, 2016.
Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A Manhattan woman was found dead Tuesday in the trash compactor of her luxury condominium apartment building, police said.
The 48-year-old woman, whose name had not been released as of Wednesday morning, was found in the trash compactor chute by a building maintenance worker at Zeckendorf Towers, CBS New York reported. Police detectives are investigating her death, which they believe is either accidental or suicide, the news station said.
Surveillance footage at the building shows that the woman entered the compactor room alone, investigators told the news station. It was not immediately clear if she had any trash with her when she entered the room.
The woman’s body was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday. A coworker of the man who found the victim told the New York Daily News that the woman fell or jumped from the 27th floor of the 29-story building.