Woman found dead in garbage chute on Staten Island

A woman was found dead inside the garbage chute of a Staten Island apartment building, police said Saturday.

Officers responded to a 911 call just before 2:30 p.m. Friday and found the victim inside the garbage chute on the third floor of a building on Victory Boulevard in the Silver Lake neighborhood, a police spokesperson said.

The woman, identified as 34-year-old Lisa Maria Hernandez, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner's office will determine her cause of death.

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