Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Elmquist, a 24-year-old who had gone missing after leaving a work party, was tragically discovered deceased in a condo building’s garbage chute in Manhattan. Law enforcement sources confirmed that Elmquist’s body was found at 540 West 28th Street in Chelsea by a building employee a day after she vanished.
Her cousin had initially raised alarm by posting a missing person poster on social media after Elmquist failed to return home or show up for work.
The discovery prompted a swift response from officers and EMS to the luxury residential complex, where Elmquist was pronounced dead at the scene. Shocking surveillance footage revealed Elmquist stumbling down West 28th Street, attempting to open doors, prior to her tragic demise.
Investigators are now exploring a possible link between Elmquist’s case and another missing person’s situation involving a woman last seen at a nearby restaurant boarding a cab.
Jacqueline Elmquist’s father, James Elmquist, expressed the family’s devastation, stating, “It’s tragic and, uh, it’s just a bad situation I can’t really talk.” Police authorities have preliminarily determined that the death appears to be accidental, with no suspected foul play involved. A Deputy Commissioner of Public Information spokesperson stated that a preliminary investigation suggested the injuries were consistent with a fall down the garbage chute. The investigation into Elmquist’s death continues as authorities piece together the events leading to this tragic discovery.