“I heard probably one of the worst screams I have ever heard in my life.”
The victim was identified by Boston police as Carrie O’Connor, a 38-year-old lecturer of French at Boston University.
Investigators said she died of “traumatic asphyxia”, and that her death was accidental.
A neighbor, Leanne Scorzoni, told the Boston Globe how a man had warned O’Connor about the elevator as she was trying to fit a heavy box into it.
“I heard it, he saw everything,” she said. “He was helping her with a box into the building, and he was going up the stairs, and he had told her, ‘Hey, just be careful because it’s an old fashioned [elevator].’
“I don’t know what type of elevator it is, but you have to pull the door across and then step in and then press the button. However, if you have something in there, it can trigger a sensor. And I believe,…