Missing filmmaker found dead under garbage in New York

Missing filmmaker found dead under garbage in New York


An Emmy-winning production designer known to be a storeroom has been found dead under a rubbish heap in his New York home.

Evelyn Sakash, 66, was found lying on the floor of her kitchen on Tuesday buried under garbage, a police spokesperson said.

Sakash was found by her sister, who had hired a cleaning crew to clean the woman’s house in the College Point section of Queens and search for her, police said. The sister and housekeepers were reunited with Sakash around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, they said.

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Evelyn Sakash's home in College Point, Queens, New York, March 31, 2021 (Carla Roman / New York Daily News / TNS / ABACAPRESS.COM)

Evelyn Sakash’s home in College Point, Queens, New York, March 31, 2021 (Carla Roman / New York Daily News / TNS / ABACAPRESS.COM)

Sakash was a set designer who had worked on films including “Mermaids,” released in 1990, and “Still Alice” from 2014, according to her IMDB page. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for “Between the Lions”.

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A policeman missing person report said Sakash was last seen alive on September 30, 2020. The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of her death.



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