Missing woman found in high rise trash chute in Gold Coast

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An elderly woman has been found dead inside a trash chute of a building in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Capture

80-year-old Florence Banta was found in the building at 1555 North Astor Street on Monday.

She lived in the building and was reported missing on Saturday.

Her death is under investigation and an autopsy is scheduled for today.

This is the same high-rise building where a 16-year-old boy with down syndrome and autism died, after falling down the trash chute last year.

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  • cherie

    I believe what happened is she got sucked down. If others below your floor are dropping their bags at the same time, there is a suction that's created. If you don't weigh that much, and your height is slighter, it's possible. I remember having a feeling of suction many times as I dropped my bag of garbage down shoots at places I resided.