A Daytime Emmy-winning production designer was found dead in her New York City home Tuesday, six months after she was reported missing, according to The Associated Press.
Evelyn Sakash, described by the AP as a known hoarder, was found dead under a pile of trash in her Queens home by her sister, Ellen Brown, and a cleaning team. Brown had hired the cleaners to clear the house in search of her, according to a GoFundMe set up in Sakash's honor.
A missing person's report for Sakash was filed after she was last seen on Sept. 30, 2020.
A tweet from the New York Police Department released in February described Sakash as a 66-year-old female who was last spotted near 123 Street and 14th Avenue in Queens.
#Queens #NewYork College Point #Missing named Evelyn Sakash, F/W-66YO, 5'04", 110lbs, last seen, on 09-30-2020, near 123 Street and 14 Avenue #Queens. Please call 9-1-1 if located. #NY #Brooklyn #Bronx #StatenIsland #Manhattan #NYC #NYPD pic.twitter.com/4CRIfNh6Te— NYPD Missing Persons (@NYPDMissing) February 20, 2021
People noted that Sakash won her Emmy in 2003 for her contributions to "Between the Lions." She also worked on shows including "Orange Is the New Black" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and movies including "Taxi" and "Made in America."
Sakash's cause of death is not known at this time.