The 48-year-old woman whose body fell down a garbage chute in her Manhattan apartment building and was found in the trash compactor by a service worker has been identified.
Lara Prychodko was discovered by a service worker at 1 Irving Place on Tuesday night. Her body had fallen down the trash chute from the 10th floor, where she has an apartment.
The woman had been living in the building for just six months and was in the process of divorcing her husband, construction executive David Christopher Schlachet. He filed for divorce in 2016.
The NYPD has not commented on whether foul play is suspected in her death. They are waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination to reveal how she died.
Lara Prychodko, also known by her married name Lara Schlachet, was found dead in the trash compactor at the luxury apartment building where she lived in New York City on Tuesday night. She was 48. The woman is pictured in 2010 at a party
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 woman and her husband, construction executive David Schlachet, were in the process of divorcing. They are seen in 2010. He filed for divorce in 2016
David, the woman’s estranged husband, is the co-founder of Taocon Inc, a construction company in New York.
The couple were regularly pictured on the Manhattan social circuit and in The Hamptons before they parted ways.
Their wedding was announced by The New York Times in 2003. They had one son, Talin, together.
David declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Wednesday evening.
How Prychodko got into the chute remains unclear and people inside the building are at a loss over what may have happened.
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
‘It’s an unfortunate situation, there’s nothing else you can really say,’ one of the building’s doormen told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the NYPD told DailyMail.com the woman’s cause of death will be announced by the medical examiner.
A doorman at the building said Prychodko had only been living there for six months
Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner and his wife, Clinton campaign aide Huma Abedin, also owned an apartment in the building
No report was released on Wednesday, with a spokesman explaining the state of Prychodko’s body could be a factor into how long it takes to determine her cause of death.
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