A woman was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in a trash compactor at a 29-story condominium tower in Manhattan, according to the NYPD.
Lara Prychodko, 48, was found dead on July 18, 2018 in at the bottom of the trash chute in her luxury apartment in Manhattan's Union Square. Police investigating her death at the time concluded it was a drunken accident.
A building employee found Lara Prychenko inside a trash compactor early on Tuesday night, ABC News reported. She was later identified by police as a resident of the Zeckendorf Towers. She was found unconscious and unresponsive, according to police, and pronounced dead at the scene. The building is at 1 Irving Place near Union Square.
Her identity is where things get a little confusing. The Daily Mail is reporting her name as Lara Prychodko and is providing detailed information about her background. When Heavy reached out to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information for the NYPD, they responded: “Pursuant to the investigation the deceased has been identified as: Deceased: Prychenko, Lara 48-year-old female.”
By February 2014, Lara had filed for divorce from her husband, according to court records. She hired Manhattan firm Cohen Goldstein, but six months later she abruptly changed her mind.
“I need to do whatever necessary to pull the divorce petition,” she wrote in an email to her attorney on Aug. 20, 2014, according to court papers.
By then her legal costs topped $73,000, and the law firm sued her for unpaid bills.