Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Woman trapped for three days in the lift of billionaire boss’ New York house

The incident took place on 48 East 65th Street in Manhattan, New York. Credit: Google Street Maps

A woman has been rescued after being trapped for three days in the private lift of a house in Manhattan, New York.

Marites Fortaliza, a 53-year-old housekeeping employee for billionaire investment banker Warren Stephens, was freed by firefighters on Monday.

The New York Times has reported authorities were only alerted to Ms Fortaliza being trapped after a delivery was made to the building on Monday morning.

The Stephens family, who had been away for the weekend, issued a statement calling her a “valued member of the extended family for 18 years.”

They were “relieved and thankful that Fortaliza was doing well” at a New York hospital, where she was being treated for dehydration.

The cause of the incident is now under investigation.