Investigation underway after woman found dead inside NYC garbage chute

SILVER LAKE, Staten Island (WABC) -- A woman was found dead inside the garbage chute of a Staten Island apartment building on Friday afternoon.

Someone who went to throw out garbage said they found 34-year-old Lisa Marie Hernandez partially hanging out of the chute on the third floor of a building on 937 Victory Boulevard in Silver Lake.

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911 was called, and Hernandez was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officials say there were no visible signs of trauma to her body.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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