A woman was found dead inside the back of an SUV parked on a dead end street in Sutton Place Sunday morning, prompting a large response from the NYPD, Medical Examiner’s Office and NYC Emergency M and the FDNY, whose team of hazardous materials-trained firefighters decontaminated the vehicle.
Police tell Upper East Site a 35-year-old woman was found unconscious in the back of a black Jeep with no front license plate this morning, parked on East 56th Street near the corner of East 56th Street and Sutton Place. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Exclusive images captured by Upper East Site show the dead woman’s body being moved by the HazMat team to the Medical Examiner’s van. The woman is seen having light brown hair and wearing a white t-shirt, black leggings and Ugg-style boots.
Her left arm appeared to be stiff, remaining bent upward as she was carried, rather than hanging downward from the force of gravity.
It’s not clear what sort of hazardous materials were inside the vehicle, however, when the HazMat crew started their work around 12:45 pm, they opened all doors to the vehicle, releasing a putrid odor smelled by first responders staged some one hundred feet away.
The inside of the Jeep was repeatedly sprayed with chemicals by the team, who were then seen dumping buckets of the waste liquid into a sewer drain at the end of the block.
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Neighbors who spoke to Upper East Site said they didn’t see the Jeep parked in that location when they were out earlier Sunday morning to walk their dogs around 7:00 am, noting that the dead end street is a commercial vehicle parking only and cars are usually ticketed or booted swiftly after parking.
Police say foul play is not suspected.
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