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Stumbling-drunk 24-year-old found dead in NYC luxury building's trash chute

Bizarre. Surveillance video shows her stumbling down the street and trying to open doors.

She got into a luxury building and decided to nap in the trash chute?

Police say no criminality is suspected.

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by Anonymousreply 179December 11, 2023 11:42 PM

She must have fallen.

What a mess.

by Anonymousreply 1December 3, 2023 3:19 AM

She was coming back from a holiday work party. According to her LinkedIn page she just started that job last month.

by Anonymousreply 2December 3, 2023 3:23 AM

I thought I'd seen everything when I saw Lexi Featherston fall from a window at party.

by Anonymousreply 3December 3, 2023 3:24 AM


i feel a little bad that i laughed when that name flashed across the screen.

by Anonymousreply 4December 3, 2023 3:27 AM

I remember stumbling, blackout drunkenness, but that phase of my life is over - thank God.

by Anonymousreply 5December 3, 2023 3:30 AM

This is bullshit. It's an expensive residential building, how did her drunk ass get in the building and down the chute? The victim didn't live in the building and the workevent she attended wasn't held in it either.

by Anonymousreply 6December 3, 2023 3:41 AM

Her night went down the chute.

by Anonymousreply 7December 3, 2023 3:43 AM

Google it, OP. People climb in trash chutes and die more often than you think.

by Anonymousreply 8December 3, 2023 3:43 AM

When I was 28!I lived in Chicago and the recruiting company I worked for just laid off half the staff in my office. I survive the first round of layoffs but ended up losing my job 2 months later. Anyway the night of the first round we've decided to go to a bar in andersonville and get blotto. I ended up really not even drinking that much but somebody about one of my co-workers a shot and I took it and I'm pretty sure something was maybe in it or it could have been all the pot I'd smoke before I went out. Throughout the night I ended up taking a cab with somebody I was out smoking with to another bar so they could buy a t-shirt and then went back to the first bar. Due to having left my debit card at work though I ended up on quite the adventure with a cab ride downtown eventually kicking me out me wandering to my office to get my debit card getting security to let me in and then sleeping on the floor at work.

by Anonymousreply 9December 3, 2023 3:43 AM

That was all about 16 years ago but it's still amazes me that this was only one of many nights that I spent wandering around Chicago completely blitzed all hours if the night and somehow didn't get murdered or even robbed.

by Anonymousreply 10December 3, 2023 3:44 AM

^^wtf? WHY? What?

by Anonymousreply 11December 3, 2023 3:44 AM

my comment at r11 was directed toward r8

by Anonymousreply 12December 3, 2023 3:46 AM

Drugged? They should check her bank account for any large unexplained withdrawals.

by Anonymousreply 13December 3, 2023 3:52 AM

I once had a crazy night in New York City too where that was pretty buzzed and some guy on grinder hit me up to come over to his apartment. So I took the subway to some pretty sketchy stop where he picked me up and drove me to his apartment in Spanish Harlem. We smoked a ton of pot and f***** and then he wanted to stick Frozen grapes up my ass. Anyway much of my life is basically just a lot of Order episode but where is somehow didn't turn bad and I am forever grateful for that. Yeah probably still a stupid as ever given that that really wasn't all that long ago.

by Anonymousreply 14December 3, 2023 3:53 AM

I'm guessing she mixed booze with pills.

Alcohol makes you sloppy, but it usually takes something stronger to make you go out of your head like that.

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by Anonymousreply 16December 3, 2023 4:06 AM

Drunk and more. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 17December 3, 2023 4:08 AM

[Quote[ Surveillance video shows her stumbling down the street and trying to open doors.

she opened the wrong door OP

by Anonymousreply 18December 3, 2023 4:11 AM

She died as she lived, surrounded by garbage.

by Anonymousreply 19December 3, 2023 4:14 AM

[quote]and then he wanted to stick Frozen grapes up my ass

At least he didn't have you shout "Bombs away!" while he rolled hard-boiled eggs at you.

by Anonymousreply 20December 3, 2023 4:14 AM

She thought if she could make it there, she'd make it anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 21December 3, 2023 4:26 AM

[quote]This is bullshit. It's an expensive residential building, how did her drunk ass get in the building and down the chute?

White privilege.

by Anonymousreply 22December 3, 2023 4:28 AM

It's sad, 24 is still trying to get your act together.

by Anonymousreply 23December 3, 2023 4:32 AM

No employer should allow an employee to leave a firm function in Manhattan drunk.

by Anonymousreply 24December 3, 2023 4:43 AM

r24 agreed, pay for the Uber at least.

by Anonymousreply 25December 3, 2023 4:44 AM

Oh please — she was an adult.

No one would be saying this if she were a guy.

But watch her parents in Whoville file a lawsuit.

by Anonymousreply 26December 3, 2023 5:06 AM

Do any of you fucking read? She got INTO A TAXI. She wasn't left on her own, really. But somehow she got OUT OF THE TAXI before ever leaving Manhattan. And was stumbling around trying to open doors until she got into one building. It's mysterious. I can't imagine being so drunk as to climb into a trash chute.

by Anonymousreply 27December 3, 2023 5:15 AM

She was cabbing from the work party to a Tinder/Bumble "dick appointment," as the empowered females call this today, and she was so fucked up she got out somewhere and decided to dumpster-dive.

It may have been the hookup's neighborhood or building, or not. The surveillance video suggests she was pretty well blacked out.

by Anonymousreply 28December 3, 2023 5:22 AM

R27 I didn't read the article and I'm not that invested in her fate. She's disposable.

by Anonymousreply 29December 3, 2023 5:26 AM

I hate sad stories.

by Anonymousreply 30December 3, 2023 5:30 AM

R29 commenting on social media about a current event despite complete ignorance about the event, just a headline or an image glanced at for 2 seconds, is why civil society is going to hell in a handbasket. But you be you!

by Anonymousreply 31December 3, 2023 5:39 AM

[quote][R27] I didn't read the article and I'm not that invested in her fate. She's disposable.

Why? Because she's white?

[quote]This is bullshit. It's an expensive residential building, how did her drunk ass get in the building and down the chute? The victim didn't live in the building and the workevent she attended wasn't held in it either.

Yeah, I feel like this is NYC downplaying this murder -- like that Irish filmmaker whose head and torso were found on the beach last month after supposedly going swimming and accidentally drowning in the Hudson River. Sure, Jan.

NYC has seen a rise in crime against whites and people are scared, so downplaying is one way to ease the public's fears.

by Anonymousreply 32December 3, 2023 5:41 AM

R31 you're so sweet. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 33December 3, 2023 5:43 AM

[quote]NYC has seen a rise in crime against whites and people are scared, so downplaying is one way to ease the public's fears.

And hopefully keep the tourists coming.

by Anonymousreply 34December 3, 2023 5:43 AM

Are you gonna eat that?

by Anonymousreply 35December 3, 2023 5:44 AM

Yes—the New York media would certainly go along with downplaying crimes against whites.

by Anonymousreply 36December 3, 2023 5:46 AM

Ummm...do Steve Martin and Selena Gomez happen to live in this luxury building?

by Anonymousreply 37December 3, 2023 12:59 PM

How do you go down a garbage shoot? You can’t just be drunk, you have to psychotic.

by Anonymousreply 38December 3, 2023 1:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 39December 3, 2023 1:16 PM

There is no increase in crimes against whites that is being downplayed.. Most murder victims are still poor, young POC with domestic violence bring up the rear.

by Anonymousreply 40December 3, 2023 1:19 PM

Why is the one girl they interviewed almost smiling?

by Anonymousreply 41December 3, 2023 1:22 PM

Purr, purr POC.

by Anonymousreply 42December 3, 2023 1:23 PM

Some of you are typing drunk. (looking at you R9, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 43December 3, 2023 1:24 PM

You couldn't fit a small child into the compacter chute in my building, let alone a woman.

by Anonymousreply 44December 3, 2023 1:24 PM

[quote] You couldn't fit a small child into the compacter chute in my building, let alone a woman.

Watch me.

by Anonymousreply 45December 3, 2023 1:28 PM

Yesterday 4 people were killed in a domestic violence incident in Queens. The murderer was then killed by cops. That will pump up murder statistics but that doesn’t means NYC is really any more dangerous. Random murders are still relatively rare.

by Anonymousreply 46December 3, 2023 1:28 PM

R43 yeah and I still am and will be until tomorrow morning.

by Anonymousreply 47December 3, 2023 1:33 PM

She got totally trashed.

by Anonymousreply 48December 3, 2023 1:36 PM

Chris Watts could do it, r44

by Anonymousreply 49December 3, 2023 1:38 PM

R31 really, really needs a dick up his ass.

by Anonymousreply 50December 3, 2023 1:51 PM

I saw this and am not a bit surprised to see this woman blotto off her ass.

Just last night, I worked a holiday party for a huge, well-known accounting firm, and I've never seen more people completely drunk off their asses and stumbling around just like this girl.

One guy got drunk and fell on the floor and we had to call the paramedics. Then he got combative when they were trying to help him, and he had to be restrained on a stretcher and taken out. A woman went stumbling by me and projectile vomited. As the party was closing down and we were sweeping the venue to make sure everyone was exiting, I found a couple in a bathroom stall making out. I told them the party was over and it was time to go, and the drunk guy of the pair told me to fuck off. We had to call security and have him escorted out.

I honestly worried whether some of the people at the party would even make it home - like this girl didn't.

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by Anonymousreply 52December 3, 2023 2:07 PM

trash shoots oh no

by Anonymousreply 53December 3, 2023 2:09 PM

Very sus

by Anonymousreply 54December 3, 2023 2:22 PM

People get hammered. Ok. But how did she get in the building? Why is there no footage of this gal stumbling inside?

by Anonymousreply 55December 3, 2023 2:30 PM

[quote]NYC has seen a rise in crime against whites

You can see Miss Defacto from space. And smell her too.

by Anonymousreply 56December 3, 2023 2:41 PM

A luxury building without a concierge and she was able to totter in and fall down a garbage chute? . whatever

If owned a unit in this building I'd be alarmed security is so lax, a rando was allowed inside and "fell" down a garbage chute to her death.

by Anonymousreply 57December 3, 2023 2:41 PM

R57 Fuck you! I was on Tik Tok when she came in!

by Anonymousreply 58December 3, 2023 2:46 PM

I wish there were security camera footage of her opening the garbage chute and going in head first.

by Anonymousreply 59December 3, 2023 2:47 PM

This is ripe for snarkiness, but I do feel bad for the fraulette. I've been that shitfaced before and wonder how I made it home.

by Anonymousreply 60December 3, 2023 2:49 PM

Maybe she threw something away down the trash chute and accidently dropped her phone, then dove in after it to get it back.

Drunk people do dumb shit, but I could see a sober person doing that for their phone, too.

by Anonymousreply 61December 3, 2023 2:57 PM

Whatever. There is footage of a dreadful incident in Flatbush of a double homicide (the result of a dispute between unhinged neighbors). The footage was recorded from security cameras installed in the hallway. The footage is crystal clear,(no audio) and the murder weapon is clearly visible in the recording.

There are cameras installed in a hovel out in East Flatbush but none in "luxury buildings" in prime neighborhoods where units sell for well over a million dollars

by Anonymousreply 62December 3, 2023 2:59 PM

I live near one of those endless brunch places (now closed.) Groups of girls used to stagger out of there completely sloshed. Guys (nowhere as drunk) would hover around then and jump into taxis with them. A very unpleasant scene. People that drunk can end up in very dangerous situations.

by Anonymousreply 63December 3, 2023 2:59 PM

Maybe security threw her down the garbage chute and that is exactly why the building is so secure.

by Anonymousreply 64December 3, 2023 3:01 PM

No kidding

by Anonymousreply 65December 3, 2023 3:01 PM

Atta girl!

by Anonymousreply 66December 3, 2023 3:06 PM

What a great idea for an episode of SVU!

by Anonymousreply 67December 3, 2023 3:16 PM

I drank when I was 15 and blacked out. It was the last time I ever drank. I don't understand the mentality of abusing a substance to the point of having no self control. I know a lot of people say it's fun but how can they even remember?

by Anonymousreply 68December 3, 2023 3:19 PM

Was her drink spiked by a predator

by Anonymousreply 69December 3, 2023 3:28 PM

Some of you blame the chute, others blame the building or the employer. I'm sorry for her, I hope she wasn't forcibly drugged. Alcohol is a drug and people do crazy shit every single day that ALMOST get them killed. She was unlucky but at least she wasn't driving.

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by Anonymousreply 70December 3, 2023 3:29 PM

R9 I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if someone doctored her drink? And how did she get into the building and access the trash shoot?

by Anonymousreply 71December 3, 2023 3:32 PM

I have no way to know what kind of person she was or what kind of company she worked for but it seems very strange to me that a new hire, only a month into it, would go to the work party with her new colleagues and get falling down drunk. Something is off.

by Anonymousreply 72December 3, 2023 3:33 PM

Getting into a building is not that hard. All you do is follow someone in as they are entering or leaving. As a presentable white lady people aren't going to be inherently suspicious of her.

You can tell some people have never been black out drunk. People who are black out drunk do crazy shit sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 73December 3, 2023 3:35 PM

[Quote] R68 I don't understand the mentality of abusing a substance to the point of having no self control.

And at a work thing, where you should care about how you act and are perceived.

by Anonymousreply 74December 3, 2023 3:35 PM

Why do so many people think it's fun to get drunk? I hate feeling high or drunk. And if I drink too much a I get sick, the next day I'm hung over and it's just not appealing.

by Anonymousreply 75December 3, 2023 3:35 PM

Y'all think that's weird?

by Anonymousreply 76December 3, 2023 3:40 PM

R74 At the party I worked last night (R51), all of us who saw the guy who had to be taken away restrained on a stretcher were talking about how he was going to wake up this morning and regret the night before like he's never regretted anything more.

by Anonymousreply 77December 3, 2023 3:43 PM

If one Girls character could have met this fate, who would you choose?

by Anonymousreply 78December 3, 2023 3:51 PM

in person gatherings were canceled for years because of the pandemic, people forget their manners.

Some of us have never attended a holiday party for work and do not know that getting sloppy drunk at a work function is a terrible career move.

Because this girl was so completely hammered the possibility of her drink being spiked remains.

by Anonymousreply 79December 3, 2023 3:51 PM

So sad. Reminds me about this awful case from the UK...

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by Anonymousreply 80December 3, 2023 4:00 PM

r62 link please

by Anonymousreply 81December 3, 2023 4:04 PM

[Quote] As a presentable white lady people aren't going to be inherently suspicious of her.

she wasn't presentable as she was staggering about and there is no audio, but she may have been speaking incoherently and probably reeked of alcohol

by Anonymousreply 82December 3, 2023 4:11 PM

According to the streeteasy description, the building has a full time doorman. So how did she get in and fall down a trash chute unobserved?

by Anonymousreply 83December 3, 2023 4:12 PM

The building's probably full of boozy yuppie trash so he probably just mistake her for one of the residents stumbling home as they all probably do constantly throughout the evening.

by Anonymousreply 84December 3, 2023 4:19 PM

Ok. She managed to stumble past the doorman, barely able to stand upright. How'd she get inside the chute. No cameras on the floors?

by Anonymousreply 85December 3, 2023 4:23 PM

[quote] If one Girls character could have met this fate, who would you choose?

It would be Lens, hands down. But we all know she couldn't fit one leg in that garbage chute.

by Anonymousreply 86December 3, 2023 4:41 PM

Girls-era Hannah could fit. She didn't have a great shape and was flabby, but she wasn't that big.

by Anonymousreply 87December 3, 2023 4:45 PM

🙄Only early seasons. Later she was an enormous sea walrus. Frequently and graphically presented in states of undress or nude.

by Anonymousreply 88December 3, 2023 5:01 PM

My God, the sheltered lives some of you must have led. Have you never drank too much by accident? Or ate too many gummies? Or read one of a hundred drunkographies? How can you NOT understand that a woman could skip lunch, be nervous at her first company party and have a couple of fruity drinks that cause her to get blackout drunk? She was 5'3 and 120 pounds 3 drinks in an hour and she'd be well past legally drunk.

by Anonymousreply 89December 3, 2023 5:02 PM

The security guard @ R64

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by Anonymousreply 90December 3, 2023 5:03 PM

YES, I get it r89. I don't get how she was able to get inside of the building. And the cops? Didn't request a blood test from the autopsy?Was an autopsy performed?

by Anonymousreply 91December 3, 2023 5:07 PM

I made myself chuckle this morning when I was thinking to myself if somebody was like hey your sister was found dead at the bottom of a trash shoot and I would be all like oh so she's right where she was supposed to be.

by Anonymousreply 92December 3, 2023 7:09 PM


by Anonymousreply 93December 3, 2023 7:46 PM

There's chutes, but there's no ladders.

by Anonymousreply 94December 3, 2023 7:47 PM

Will we eventually learn foul play was suspected? Falling down a a trash chute? I guess people are so attached to their phones that the going-after-her-phone theory could make sense. But, still, why even be near the trash chute with the phone in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 95December 3, 2023 7:49 PM

have they questioned the doorman?

by Anonymousreply 96December 3, 2023 8:12 PM

You know what Jerry thinks about the "doorman," right?

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by Anonymousreply 97December 3, 2023 8:22 PM

The building she died in is down the block from The Eagle.

by Anonymousreply 98December 3, 2023 8:30 PM

[quote]How'd she get inside the chute?

You remember the That Girl episode where Ann Maire got stuck in the folding portable bed? That way.

by Anonymousreply 99December 3, 2023 9:49 PM

Isn't it somewhat likely she ran into a resident who either killed her and shoved her down the chute?

by Anonymousreply 100December 3, 2023 9:54 PM

Playing Chutes and Ladders?

by Anonymousreply 101December 3, 2023 10:02 PM

Or she was slipped a drug or she od'd and her nervous host(s) threw her down the chute.

by Anonymousreply 102December 3, 2023 10:02 PM

There's a similar case that happened in 2010. Websleuth fraus like to blame the "evil" boyfriend but it's obvious she got drunk and climbed into the chute.

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by Anonymousreply 103December 3, 2023 10:06 PM

[quote] Maybe she threw something away down the trash chute and accidently dropped her phone, then dove in after it to get it back.

A woman who lived in my building dropped her gym bag on the subway track and jumped down to retrieve it. In front of schoolkids from the local middle school. She was cut in half with her head and torso visible until it could be freed by police or coroner’s office people. The subway riders had to walk past her when told to get off the train. It was harrowing for many people. There really wasn’t anything worth her life in that gym bag. She was a lawyer but I think she wasn’t able to work much because of psych problems. She was about 40 and lived with her mother.

I wonder though if this trash chute woman’s drink was spiked. Why did she get out of the cab in Chelsea? I can understand a doorman buzzing her in - that’s more likely than her getting into a building if there wasn’t a doorman. They’ll buzz anyone in. They ask, “You know where you’re going?” Or “Is everything ok?”

Oh yeah, sure, I’m fine. Dont worry about me (presses elevator button).

We may never find out what happened if the family doesn’t want anyone to know. Look at Bob Saget. Also, she’s white. If they get into covering her death for several days, media can be accused of making a white woman’s death more important than a family domestic murder in queens.

I wonder if her body was compacted because some of the reports say “a woman’s remains were found” as opposed to her “body” being found. That might make it difficult to get a blood alcohol level.

by Anonymousreply 104December 3, 2023 10:19 PM

She was a Recruiting Operations Specials. Translation = HR.

Well that explains it, most HR people are nasty nut jobs. Cant imagine what they are like after they are wasted.

by Anonymousreply 105December 3, 2023 10:22 PM

Well at least she didnt climb into the rooftop water tank and lay undiscovered for months as people drank the water.

by Anonymousreply 106December 3, 2023 10:34 PM

[quote] It was harrowing for many people…

”I bet” said her head.

by Anonymousreply 107December 3, 2023 10:54 PM

[quote] That was all about 16 years ago but it's still amazes me that this was only one of many nights that I spent wandering around Chicago completely blitzed all hours if the night and somehow didn't get murdered or even robbed.

You were lucky you weren't on "Empire"! You might well have ended up a terrifying string noose around your neck!

by Anonymousreply 108December 3, 2023 11:59 PM

It was foul play

by Anonymousreply 109December 4, 2023 2:17 AM

r100 "somewhat likely"


by Anonymousreply 110December 4, 2023 2:18 AM

It's a wonderful world when the trash takes itself out.

by Anonymousreply 111December 4, 2023 2:36 AM

I remember when a military guy came home and went to a party in a hotel. He was drunk and called his father to pick him up. His father drove to the hotel…no son.

He went inside looked all around, told the person at the desk, asked for security to do a search. Everyone looked around. The guy wasn’t there. Father called police, then later went on tv begging for information about his son. It was a mystery.

Two weeks later, people started complaining of a bad smell. Maintenance followed the smell…and found the mangled, decaying body of the military guy. He’d opened a door and walked into a giant exhaust fan.

Drunks do weird shit.

by Anonymousreply 112December 4, 2023 2:41 AM

Omg, here’s a recent story:

Tue, November 28, 2023 at 5:15 PM

The disappearance of a Michigan man who has not been seen since October took a mysterious and tragic turn when his body was found in a vent inside a community college.

Jason Anthony Thompson, 36, was reported missing by his family after he was last seen on 25 October.

Over a month later, a body identified as Thompson was found in a ventilation system in a Performing Arts facility at the Macomb Community College in Michigan on Sunday.

The discovery came after a foul smell started to come through the vents, the college campus police said in an initial news release.

"There is no reason to suspect foul play," Macomb College Police Chief William Leavens said.

The college police said they are awaiting a cause of death from the Macomb County medical examiner.

In Facebook posts made to her local community, Shelby Thompson, the sister of the deceased father-of-two, had made pleas throughout November to help find her brother.

She said in a post that showed CCTV footage of Thompson leaving her apartment at around 5.41pm on 25 October and was last heard from via text message at around 9.40pm.

Ms Thompson said she went to local hospitals, jails, and police departments to try and find her brother, but was met with no avail.

“Never in his life has he ever gone without contact with our family for more than 24 hours, not once,” she wrote in her appeal posts.

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by Anonymousreply 113December 4, 2023 2:48 AM

R111 Well, do us all a favor and make it a wonderful world for us.

by Anonymousreply 114December 4, 2023 3:35 AM

The building has several negative comments mostly to do with the sketchy neighborhood. Maybe it's gone by now but there is a Strip Club next door. It sounds like the the kind of place where the door attendant takes a lot of breaks.

An obviously drunk woman would be quite the target next to a strip club. Maybe she veered into the unattended lobby to and decided to hide in the trash chute. Or poop in it.

The link is another disturbing story of a trash chute death and a drunk woman.

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by Anonymousreply 115December 4, 2023 4:21 PM

I used to live in a rent subsidized housing project in Yorkville. A notorious case back then was a “real estate worker” (who was actually a drunk who couldn’t keep a job) was hanging out with teens and they killed him and dumped him in the lake. He sometimes stayed with his mother who lived in my building which was described as a “posh upper east side doorman building.”

It wasn’t a rathole by any means, but it sure wasn’t posh. Media deliberately feeds you lies to sex up their stories. .

by Anonymousreply 116December 4, 2023 4:29 PM

Why did people let her leave the party alone - there is some blood on their hands.

A large % of us have been trashed but luckily we made in through.

RIP and I hope the family can move on from this senseless tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 117December 4, 2023 4:31 PM

[quote] Why did people let her leave the party alone - there is some blood on their hands


How long did she work at the company? It’s possible her coworkers didn’t know her well. Also, most people in Manhattan - especially young people - don’t have cars. They can’t afford a parking garage and street parking is even more difficult after CitiBikes took up a lot of spaces.

She lived in Brooklyn. What part of Brooklyn? If I live in Manhattan, or the Bronx, or eastern queens, I’m not getting in a cab with a drunk person, going all the way to Brooklyn with them to make sure they’re safe, then having to pay to go all the way home. You’re talking possibly several hours of travel after a party.

From what I know of young people, they’ve been drinking too damn much for years in college. Instead of smoking a little weed and chillin, it’s now the thing to get blackout drunk multiple times a year, and add a few substances as well. Molly, edibles, ketamine, shrooms. How many times in college did people in that office have to pour a friend into a cab or an Uber, and the person *didn't* wind up in a trash compactor? Probably…. a lot.

They did what they thought was right. At least they got her a cab and poured her into it. She’s a big girl now, she needs to handle her life.

If someone said to me, when I was working in NYC and lived in midtown, “You should get in the cab with this new coworker and make sure she gets home safe to Brooklyn,” I’d say “And you? Why aren’t you doing it if you’re so concerned?”

I made my way home from plenty of work-related goodbye parties, weddings, engagement parties. I never got so wasted I had to be piloted home by a coworker.

by Anonymousreply 118December 4, 2023 4:57 PM

She is an adult r117. She is responsible for the consequences of her own actions.

by Anonymousreply 119December 4, 2023 5:03 PM

R119 I'm not arguing about that, but there's something weird about this. IMO... she's a new hire, only been working for a month. I find it...strange that she'd get so wasted.I'm still wondering if someone put something in her drink, maybe as a practical joke. There's something about this that seems off to me. I will be interested in the ME report.

by Anonymousreply 120December 4, 2023 5:17 PM

Gen Z can't handle partying and liquor like we could.

by Anonymousreply 121December 4, 2023 5:19 PM

It's possible that someone could have tried to drug her r120, but also possible she just doesn't know how to handle her liquor. If you don't drink that often you can not understand your own limits.

But yes it does seem like they made sure she got into cab, so they did their due diligence. What happened after that no one else can control.

by Anonymousreply 122December 4, 2023 5:26 PM

[Quote] Why did people let her leave the party alone - there is some blood on their hands

she took a cab but at some point exited the cab.

by Anonymousreply 123December 4, 2023 5:33 PM

A missing person poster circulated by friends after her disappearance said Elmquist was last seen hailing a cab outside the Catch Steakhouse after departing around 10 p.m. A security camera later caught Elmquist apparently getting buzzed inside the + arts building on W. 28th St. building on Thursday night, with the victim’s body located there the next day.

Have they spoken to the cab driver?

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by Anonymousreply 124December 4, 2023 5:36 PM

[quote]caught Elmquist apparently getting buzzed inside

This is new information for me. I assumed she just wandered in, but someone specifically buzzed her inside?

by Anonymousreply 125December 4, 2023 5:52 PM

Why would they say 'no criminality suspected' so quickly? Who buzzed her in? How compacted was she? This guy in Denver survived!

A Denver man is in critical condition after falling into a trash chute at a downtown apartment building and being crushed by the compactor for a couple of minutes before help arrived.

Scott Walsh, 22, was with a female friend Friday evening in an apartment building near Union Station when her phone fell down the trash chute on the building’s first floor, Walsh’s friend Matt Johnson said. While Walsh peered into the chute, he lost his balance and fell about 15 feet to the trash compactor beneath, Johnson said.

Johnson was leaving work at nearby Pizza Pedal’r when the female friend, whom he also knew, ran through the parking garage beneath the apartment yelling for someone to call 911. The compactor had started to operate while Walsh was inside, and the two could hear him screaming in pain.

Johnson, who also lives in the building, called 911 about 1 a.m. Saturday, and police and firefighters arrived within minutes, he said. He watched as the emergency responders took apart the machine to retrieve Walsh and whisk him away in an ambulance.

“When they brought him out he was still conscious,” Johnson said. “He kept saying that his leg was broken but he didn’t know how bad it really was.”

The compactor broke both of Walsh’s legs, cracked his skull on both sides and ruptured arteries in his neck, his friend Liz DiSalvo said. He’s been heavily sedated but is expected to survive, she said.

Denver police responded to the apartment complex and didn’t find anything suspicious about the incident, spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

by Anonymousreply 126December 4, 2023 6:02 PM

The difference being someone was with the guy in Denver and called 911 immediately.

Whereas police had to trace this girl from a call coming from the Midwest saying “she didn’t show up at work.”

They had to question people at the office, at the party, they had to view security footage, try to track down a cab, look at security footage in Chelsea, find the building, etc.

Seems she was missing over the weekend when maintenance was probably skeleton staffed at the Chelsea building and didn’t empty the trash compactor.

They come in Monday morning - she was missing since Thursday night/early Friday morning.

She gonna be dead by Monday.

Maintenance finds body, calls 911. “It’s just like in Goodfellas! This body was churned in the garbage!”

Lenny Briscoe says “Hey LT, we gotta call on a dead female at the bottom of a trash chute in Chelsea and we also gotta missing person report on a female from a steakhouse a cuppulla days ago. Ding, ding, ding…I think we got a winner here.”

LT sighs and says “Ok Lenny you and whoever is playing the hot young male cop this season better get down there ASAP before the media does.”

by Anonymousreply 127December 4, 2023 7:08 PM

We need to put Detective Frowny Face on the case!

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by Anonymousreply 128December 4, 2023 10:46 PM

One night I got so drunk that I passed out in the hallway of my apartment on the first floor. I rested my head on my neighbors bike. When I woke up I had an imprint of the bike pedal on my cheek! It hurt all day and then some.

This poor woman. I wonder if she broke her neck…

by Anonymousreply 129December 4, 2023 10:54 PM

“Ok, let’s see what you got in the compactor.”

“Wuddaya tawkin about? I got six calls I gotta make in this building. We got stopped up toilets, flickering hall lights, and some people are complaining about bad smelling water in the shower and kitchen. I got a go up on the roof, climb the ladder and check the water tower. I ain’t got time for this compacted girl. Get somebody else to do it. Get José or Rashid”

“Hey buddy, this might be news to you, but we’re the police. You get your butt in the basement right now and show us why we’re here or you’ll be cooling your jets down at the station for the next 23 hours. We’ll grill you like a sirloin.”

“Ok, ok. It’s not my fault some chick got marinated at a party in a steakhouse and turned herself into chop meat”

“Waddaya mean ‘turned herself into chopped meat?’ Are you the detective now? Tell us how you know she wasn’t murdered, Sherlock.”

by Anonymousreply 130December 5, 2023 1:09 AM

R130 You are NOT hired!

by Anonymousreply 131December 5, 2023 2:03 PM

Posted a link to a similar death only to show that, apparently, it's difficult to actually fall down a garbage chute.

This was a high-profile case in Sydney deemed a 'died of natural causes' thing but reeked of a cover up because her partner was the son of a prominent judge.

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by Anonymousreply 132December 5, 2023 2:31 PM

Didn't Paul Lynde have something like this happen in some hotel before he was famous ??

by Anonymousreply 133December 5, 2023 2:34 PM

But there isn't a motive here r132, as far as we know she had no relation with that building and didn't know anywhere there. But I guess we will see what comes out.

by Anonymousreply 134December 5, 2023 2:56 PM

Meanwhile, a guy in Denver literally fell down a garbage chute, was compacted and is still alive with witnesses who saw him go in and witnesses who saw police release him from the compactor.

by Anonymousreply 135December 5, 2023 4:06 PM

Bette Midler's daughter will be playing her in the Ryan Murphy mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 136December 5, 2023 4:13 PM

[quote]Meanwhile, a guy in Denver literally fell down a garbage chute, was compacted and is still alive with witnesses who saw him go in and witnesses who saw police release him from the compactor.

Sounds perfect for the Wonka sequel or the LA Snow White.

by Anonymousreply 137December 5, 2023 4:14 PM

She was last seen on Thursday night and was found 2:40pm Friday. She was in the compactor.

by Anonymousreply 138December 5, 2023 4:23 PM

[quote].I'm still wondering if someone put something in her drink, maybe as a practical joke.

Well, at my very first professional job, 2 of my co-workers, both gay by the way wanted to go out for a drink. We went to a straight restaurant in town that was known for shitty food but really cheap drinks. They kept buying me drinks and got me wasted so they could hear what I really though of my boss. What was a bitch. I made it home somehow, they never put anything in my drink but I was so wrecked the next day I decided to call in sick on Monday.

Long story short, they though I was dead. They didn't know I had called in sick and my boss didn't bother to mention it to them. So by noon they went and told my boss they were worried about me because we went out drinking all night. UGHHHHH!. On top of that my cunty boss decided to call me after that and ask now my "sore throat" was doing so he should hear me lie about it again.

by Anonymousreply 139December 6, 2023 2:35 AM

^^^too many typos to fix, dman you DL for no edit button.

by Anonymousreply 140December 6, 2023 2:37 AM

I’ve never seen a garbage chute, and they’re in a lobby? Does it open up like a dumb waiter and it’s more or less a slide that goes to a commercial garbage bin? If so, does it go outside or into a basement?

Do recyclables have a separate slot?

by Anonymousreply 141December 6, 2023 3:42 AM

Garbage chutes wouldn't be found in a lobby r141. They are are on the living floors of apartment buildings. You don't want to have to walk your trash all the way down stairs and outside to a dumpster. So on the floor there will be a garbage chute where you can just open it up and drop your bag of trash down the chute into a slide and gravity brings it down into some sort of dumpster. My building also has a recycling bin next to the garbage chute so you can depose of recycling, no chute for that, the building has to come collect it.

by Anonymousreply 142December 6, 2023 3:48 AM

I can't believe she would have been coordinated enough to get herself into a chute...they're not vacuums, are they?? it seems like it would have been difficult for her to fit her body into a square space, unless it's a full sized door. You're stumbling drunk and you end up falling into a (maybe) 3 foot square space?

by Anonymousreply 143December 6, 2023 3:55 AM

R143, I always wonder about this as well. Every garbage chute I've seen in a residential building has been fairly narrow and the cover doesn't usually open to more than a 90 degree angle.

by Anonymousreply 144December 6, 2023 4:14 AM

Maybe she dropped something or thought she dropped something and was leaning in to see where it went. Keys, telephone, etc.

by Anonymousreply 145December 6, 2023 4:23 AM

[quote]Every garbage chute I've seen in a residential building has been fairly narrow and the cover doesn't usually open to more than a 90 degree angle.

And they're at chest height. So you'd have to stand on a chair to stick your torso inside and angle yourself downward to fall in.

by Anonymousreply 146December 6, 2023 4:28 AM

This and many other threads beg the question: Why hasn't someone written a pilot for The DL Detectives?

Four queens meet after helping solve a real-life murder over an online gossip board and team up with anonymous posters to crack a big city's toughest, weirdest cases.

It would run longer than Mrs. Columbo, at least.

by Anonymousreply 147December 6, 2023 4:46 AM

On her iPod?

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by Anonymousreply 148December 6, 2023 5:28 AM


by Anonymousreply 149December 6, 2023 10:01 AM

R141, I live in a high-rise, every floor except the ground floor or garage have a garbage chute. It's in a tiny little room at the end of the hall. It's the size of a coat closet. The actual chute is about 18 inches wide by about 20 tall. It's a couple feet off the ground and the door only opens about 1/4 of the way, not even 90 degrees. It's big enough to stick your head in but not your shoulders. What others have not said is once you get past that metal door, if you could climb in the main chute is a lot bigger. It's the same chute for all the floors above it. Maybe 4 feet in diameter.

There's no way anyone would stick their head in a chute because trash from floors above you could suddenly hit you. It would be too dark with no lights to see the bottom. I am going with murder, unless it was an exceptionally large door on that. Those things drop straight down into a dumpster, it's not a slide.

by Anonymousreply 150December 6, 2023 12:32 PM

How on earth does a building keep its garbage chute clean. It seems like a tunnel for vermin to easily penetrate and spread through the entire building.

by Anonymousreply 151December 6, 2023 12:41 PM

Our garbage chutes are cleaned at least once a month, We have cleaning crew here every day to clean. R150 accurately describes the set up. IMO you'd have to very deliberately climb into the chute, or be placed in the chute. This whole situation makes absolutely no sense to me. All I can tell you is if I was falling down drunk, staggering and swaying around, stumbling into my apartment building, the only thing I would want to do is lay down. And you'd have to climb to get into a chute. I wouldn't be in any shape to climb. Now I wonder if the girl had to be sick?It's possible she put her head into the chute to throw up ? It makes no sense. How this happened without assistance to someone who was physically impaired makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 152December 6, 2023 12:53 PM

Yep, even if I was NOT impaired, it would be very hard to get into the chute. I would have to find something to climb on, struggle to fit through the door. It's like climbing into the back seat side windows of a car, you could do it but it would take some turning and twisting. No one just falls into the back seat of a car from the side window, even if it was open.

by Anonymousreply 153December 6, 2023 1:03 PM

Climbing into a garbage chute seems like it would be one of those youtube challenges where people end up dead or maimed.

by Anonymousreply 154December 6, 2023 4:39 PM

[quote] How on earth does a building keep its garbage chute clean

With a steam cleaner that has chemical cleaner and disinfectant added to the water. .

by Anonymousreply 155December 6, 2023 10:51 PM

Really wish we had a pic of said trash chute.

by Anonymousreply 156December 6, 2023 10:59 PM

I wonder what floor she was on when she entered the chute. If she was higher she might have died from the impact, but it's also possible the landing was somewhat soft and she suffocated from trash that piled up on top of her.

Is the compactor on the bottom? I assume so. Perhaps she was compacted to death.

In any event, it's a terrible way to die. I'm sorry for her. She looked like a sweet young person with so much life ahead. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 157December 6, 2023 11:35 PM

Oops, I forgot post a link I found. R157

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by Anonymousreply 158December 6, 2023 11:38 PM

Even if she was f-ed up as all hell, dunks can hardly walk or open a door the right way, how would she stumble upon a relatively out of sight trash room door to begin with? Let alone throw herself down the tube? Mast trash chutes are hidden behind some door or a service hall because they are unsightly. Getting off some random floor in a strange building, most people would realize it's not where they live and go into auto pilot and return the the elevator.

by Anonymousreply 159December 6, 2023 11:55 PM

We will have to ask all these questions about how she did it to the guy who just did exactly the same thing in Denver and survived.

by Anonymousreply 160December 7, 2023 12:41 AM

^^He was probably trying to take himself out. And failed.

by Anonymousreply 161December 7, 2023 12:43 AM

Yeah people are like "it's impossible to accidentally fall into a trash chute" when people have already accidentally fallen down trash chutes.

And nlr161, the Denver guy had a friend watching it as it happened. He was looking to see if he could see her phone and he accidentally fell down it.

by Anonymousreply 162December 7, 2023 12:46 AM

Jesus H Christ, you would have to shove your body half way into the tube to "accidentally" fall in. Who dose that in the first place? I have known people in my building who accidentally and intentionally threw things down the tube they wanted back, everyone who lives in a building like that knows all you have to do is go to the trash room and fish it out of the large dumpster. Usually right on top.

by Anonymousreply 163December 7, 2023 1:01 AM

An even crazier garbage cute-death that was likely murder. Excellent true crime rabbit hole.

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by Anonymousreply 164December 7, 2023 1:18 AM

Oh, garbage chute, not garbage cute.

by Anonymousreply 165December 7, 2023 1:19 AM

Her body was placed there to make it look like drunken stupidity + gravity are the culprits.

I'd be lawyering up if I lived there, was the doorman or supe of that building.

by Anonymousreply 166December 7, 2023 1:33 AM

She appeared to be a thin, petite woman and I still don't believe she would manage to slip in the chute for the reasons outlined above.

by Anonymousreply 167December 7, 2023 1:35 AM

Let's see what the autopsy yields. I'll bet they find some evidence of sexual activity.

by Anonymousreply 168December 7, 2023 1:39 AM

Enough with the Australian woman. She's fallen down that chute 3 times on this thread already.

by Anonymousreply 169December 7, 2023 1:42 AM

Agreed, r168

by Anonymousreply 170December 7, 2023 1:48 AM

Here's another case of a woman "falling" into a trash chute, this one at a hotel. I've been to this particular hotel many times and like all trash chutes, one doesn't accidentally fall into it. It's very small and you would have to deliberately squeeze your body into it.

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by Anonymousreply 171December 7, 2023 4:33 AM

[quote]R38 How do you go down a garbage chute? You can’t just be drunk, you have to psychotic.

And thin.

by Anonymousreply 172December 7, 2023 4:39 AM

Well, we drunkards do that kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 173December 7, 2023 5:22 AM

how does a small person fit themselves into a 3 or 4 foot square box while stumbling drunk? honestly? is she a gymnast?

It's not likely.

by Anonymousreply 174December 7, 2023 5:36 AM

All I know is if you’re really drunk you feel no pain. The guy who fell off a cruise ship was drunk and I’m convinced it saved him. I myself have done some feats drunk that if I had been sober could not have done. I’m not saying she climbed into the chute, but if she did she would have been loose enough to do it I think.

by Anonymousreply 175December 7, 2023 9:08 AM

If she dressed provocatively, she was asking to fall down the chute.

by Anonymousreply 176December 11, 2023 11:04 PM

Friend who would black out drunk has peed in a drawer, the closet, and the hallway. Ironic because when sober he keeps his house very neat and clean. He would end up dancing at the bar, somebody shot a video of him dancing and he was mortified. When sober he wouldn't be caught dead doing that. So when you black out you can do some out of the ordinary shit.

by Anonymousreply 177December 11, 2023 11:22 PM

When I was a timid, gay young man, the first (only) time I did mushrooms I had too many tequilas. The next thing I knew I was in a biker bar, leaning over a pool table with a cue in my hand. I looked around and saw a friend who I learned had followed and kept an eye out. The straight-bear roughs and one in road-worn leather at the pool table all grinned and nodded a so long. I started to walk away and the leather biker said, "Don't forget your pot," and I saw money on the table. I'd been winning.

I had never been in a bar like that. I didn't and don't play pool.

My friend said I just took off like I knew what I was doing, walked a long way and went into the bar, and started talking and playing.

by Anonymousreply 178December 11, 2023 11:41 PM

That's a lot different r177. Peeing when you are drunk is a body urge you have to deal with. No one gets the urge to climb into a tiny metal hole in the wall with a door that only opens about 45 degrees that wants to close up on you.

by Anonymousreply 179December 11, 2023 11:42 PM
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