News Woman found dead in trash compactor at building near Union Square, NYPD says It wasn’t clear how Lara Prychenko ended up in the compactor, police said. A woman was found dead in a trash compactor inside the Zeckendorf Towers on Tuesday, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 11, 2018 2:32 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A woman was found dead inside her building’s trash compactor in a luxury high-rise building near Union Square on Tuesday, police said. Lara Prychenko, 48, was found by a worker at the Zeckendorf Towers on East 15th Street, between Union Square East and Irving Place, shortly before 5 p.m., according to police. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear how Prychenko died or how she ended up in the trash compactor, police said. The investigation is ongoing. By Nicole Brown email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.