NEW YORK, NY – The body of a 24-year-old woman from Minnesota, identified as Jaclyn Elmquist, was discovered in a garbage chute of a Manhattan condominium on Friday afternoon. The New York City Police Department is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.
While the investigation is ongoing, the NYPD has stated that there are no immediate suspicions of criminal involvement. Surveillance footage captured Elmquist seemingly stumbling on the sidewalk, leading to speculation of possible intoxication. However, this is yet to be confirmed by the police.
NBC New York has reported that Elmquist was not a resident of the +Art building on 540 West 28th St, where her body was found. How she accessed the building remains unknown.
Elmquist’s cousin shared on social media that Elmquist had not returned home after a work party in Manhattan on Thursday night. “My cousin Jackie Elmquist has been missing since last night… she didn’t come home or show up for work this morning,” wrote Elmquist’s cousin, @katlynkampmeier.
The official cause of Elmquist’s death will be determined by the medical examiner, as stated by the police. The sudden and tragic death of this young woman has left her family, friends, and the community in a state of shock and grief. As they grapple with the loss, many questions remain unanswered about the circumstances leading to her death. The ongoing investigation is expected to provide some answers and bring closure to those affected by this tragic incident.