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Woman found dead in Manhattan trash compactor

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A 48-year-old woman has been found dead inside a trash compactor at a luxury apartment building in lower Manhattan.

Police discovered her body Tuesday just before 5 p.m. at the 29-story Zeckendorf Towers near Union Square.

According to police, the woman was unconscious and unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It wasn't clear how she ended up in the trash compactor.

Her identity has not yet been released.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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