NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Emmy Award-winning production designer Evelyn Sakash was found dead at her home in Queens, police confirmed Thursday.
Sakash, 66, who was known to be a hoarder, was reportedly found under a pile of garbage in her kitchen.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Nearly 25% Of New York Residents Now Fully Vaccinated, Cuomo Says
She had not been seen since Sept. 30, 2020 and was reported missing to police in October.
According to police, Sakash was found by her sister, who hired a crew to clean out the home in College Point and look for her.READ MORE: NYPD Trying To Identify Individual Accused Of Puncturing Police Vehicle's Tire In Washington Square Park
Sakash’s sister and the cleaners found her body on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Sakash worked on films including “Mermaids,” released in 1990, and 2014’s “Still Alice,” according to her IMDB page. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for her work on “Between the Lions.”
The medical examiner will determine her cause of death.MORE NEWS: New York Federal Judge Sandra Feuerstein Killed In Florida Crash, Police Say Suspect Nastasia Snape Claimed To Be Harry Potter
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