Stunning photos showing piles of trash pouring from the home of a Queens hoarder who was found mummified under layers of garbage earlier this week emerged Friday.
The images, obtained by the Sun, show the extraordinary amounts of trash that Evelyn Sakash, 66, an Emmy Award-winning film and television production designer, was living with before it killed her.
Photos of the inside of the home show various detritus piled at least 5 feet high in some parts, including furniture, clothes, shipping boxes and other unidentifiable materials all on top of each other and thrown about.
A large piece of furniture and numerous garbage cans were spotted in the front yard of the home while construction materials took up most of a walkway on the property’s side, images show.
In the bushes of the home, a random tin of cookies was visible, the pics show.
Sakash’s sister had recently come to New York to find her after she hadn’t heard from her sibling since October 2020, police said previously. She hired a cleaning crew to clear out her sister’s home to see if she was inside, cops said, adding the sister described Sakash as a “heavy hoarder.”
Late Tuesday afternoon, the cleaners discovered Sakash’s mummified body under debris in the kitchen, according to police.
No criminality was suspected in her death.
Sakash’s next-door neighbor told the Sun her husband had recently “noticed a smell” before the woman was discovered.
Another neighbor said Sakash had fallen into a depression after her mother died last April.
“She became so much more withdrawn and looked sick,” the neighbor told the outlet.
“I think that’s when she started to pick up more of the hoarding.”
“I went into her house years ago and it was normal,” the neighbor added.
Sakash has production credits on IMDb for dozens of projects from the 1980s to the mid-2010s.
Some of her most well-known work can be seen on “Sesame Street,” “Law and Order” and “Orange Is the New Black.”