The garbage chute which a woman’s body fell down before it landed in a trash compactor in Anthony Weiner’s Manhattan apartment building this week has been pictured as investigators try to untangle how she died.
Lara Prychodko was named as the woman whose body was found in the trash compactor at 1 Irving Place in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday.
The 48-year-old had only been living in the building for six months and her death remains a mystery.
This is the garbage chute that Lara Prychodko’s body fell down before landing in a trash compactor at 1 Irving Place in Manhattan’s Union Square
The chute is found inside the refuse closet in one of the floors of the luxury apartment building
The 48-year-old was found by a building maintenance worker just before 5pm at 1 Irving Place, where Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin own an apartment
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show Prychodko was in the middle of divorcing her husband David Christopher Schlachet.
The proceedings were launched by the woman’s husband in 2016. They have one son together.
How Prychodko got into the chute remains unclear and people inside the building are at a loss over what may have happened.
‘It’s an unfortunate situation, there’s nothing else you can really say,’ one of the building’s doormen told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
The apartment owned by Weiner (left) and Abedin (right) was put up for rent on the same day the former congressman pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl
A spokesman for the NYPD told DailyMail.com the woman’s cause of death will be announced by the medical examiner.
Security footage also shows her walking into the apartment building shortly before she was found inside the machine,PIX11 reported.
Weiner and Abedin have owned an apartment at the address for 16 years, which was listed for rent at $11,900 a month on the same day he pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl.
Abedin also filed for divorce that same day.
The listing, posted on May 19, 2017, was taken down just days later, though it is unclear as to whether the estranged couple found a renter, or if the property was taken off the market for other reasons.
Their modern apartment, located on the 14th and 15th floors, has a view that overlooks Union Square Park and extends out over the midtown skyline.
There are 670 units in the apartment block, divided into four blocks: Gramercy, Village, Park, and University.
There is a communal pool, gym and grassy rooftop for residents to enjoy.
Neighbors at the luxury apartment block told NBC when police arrived on Tuesday evening, they believed it was related to Weiner’s conviction.
The former congressman is eligible to begin his three years supervised release in August 2019.
According to police sources, the woman’s purse was found near her body. Above, the scene on Tuesday night