A young woman identified as Jaclyn Elmquist was found dead at the bottom of the compactor chute at a condo building in Manhattan may have gone missing a day before her gruesome discovery.
Jaclyn Elmquist was 24 years old and originally from Minnesota.
She was a legal recruiter working at a law firm.
What we know about her disappearance and the recent update
Jaclyn Elmquist disappeared following a work party, sparking a frenzied search by her loved ones who plastered the area with missing persons photos.
But on Saturday afternoon their worst fears were realized when cops confirmed Elmquist’s identity.
Police currently do not suspect any foul play in the death and said it appeared as though she had died as a result of falling down the trash chute.
A footage shows Elmquist staggering down the Chelsea street at around 11.45pm on Thursday night.
NBC news reports that she was spotted trying doors along the street before ending up at the building at number 540, known as the +art complex.
Missing posters indicated that Elmquist was last seen getting into a yellow cab outside the trendy Catch Steakhouse in Manhattan.
Alarm bells began to sound after she never returned to her Brooklyn home or showed up for work.
Family tracked her phone to 184 11th Street before they lost the signal. Elmquist’s body was discovered at the apartment building just a few blocks away.
Cops were called to the complex at around 2.40pm following a report of someone hurt in the area.