A 22-year-old Google software engineer was found dead at his desk at the firm’s New York City branch, according to reports.
Scott Krulcik was found unconscious at his work desk on the sixth floor in the Chelsea building after a janitor noticed him on Dec. 7.
A janitor found the man unconscious at his work terminal on the sixth floor.
First responders tried CPR but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead in the Google office, ABC7 reported.
Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma, and his death doesn’t appear to be suspicious. His cause of death will be determined at a later date by the city’s medical examiner. An investigation into the death is underway.
Krulcik had worked as a software engineer for Google since August 2018. He was an intern there in the summer of 2017.
He worked for Carnegie Mellon University in the spring of 2017 with a computer science degree, the report said.
The New York Post reported he had no history of medical problems or substance abuse issues.
Neighbors who lived near him in his Manhattan home said they were shocked by his death. He lived on the fifth floor with his roommate, who also worked at Google as an engineer.
“Oh my gosh. That’s so sad. I ran into him from time to time in the hallway,” said one resident the New York Post reported. “He looked just like he did in his photos. Such a nice young, vibrant man.”
“They were like two peas in a pod,” another neighbor said of Krulcik and his roommate.
Google representatives did not immediately return emails seeking comment, according to The Associated Press.
Krulcik’s online résumé said that he was a graduate of Saratoga High School, and had a top SAT score. Also, Krulcik was a 2nd-degree black belt in Kyokushin karate and had worked as a tour guide at the New York State Military Museum.
Google to Buy Another NYC Building
Earlier this year, Google has agreed to pay more than $2 billion for New York City’s Chelsea Market building, the Real Deal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Google, already the largest tenant with about 400,000 square feet in the building, is buying the property from Atlanta-based real estate investment firm Jamestown LP, the real estate website reported.
Google’s plans for the building were unclear but it is expected to maintain the status quo at the property’s retail component, according to the report.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, could not be immediately reached for comment.
The 1.2 million-square-foot office-and-retail property at 75 Ninth Ave. houses a popular food hall and such tenants as Major League Baseball, the New York 1 news channel and the Food Network.
The Chelsea building, 111 Eighth Ave., was bought by the firm for $1.9 billion in 2010.
“It’s tough to describe how massive 111 Eighth Avenue is—you really have to stand in front of it. But suffice it to say that it takes about 20 minutes to walk once around the building, which encompasses one of those very long city blocks found on the West Side. The size is all the more striking because in a densely packed city like New York, which is full of very tall buildings, it’s rare to find one that is so horizontally gigantic,” said Wired magazine.
Reuters contributed to this report.