A “vibrant” Google software engineer was found dead inside the tech giant’s Chelsea headquarters, according to cops and sources.
A janitor found 22-year-old Scott Krulcik unconscious at his work terminal on the sixth floor of the building on Eighth Avenue near West 16th Street around 9 p.m. Friday, police sources said.
EMS workers tried to perform CPR, but to no avail. Krulcik was pronounced dead at the scene. His body did not show any signs of trauma, and there did not appear to be criminality involved, authorities said. The city Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
Krulcik, a Saratoga Springs, NY, native who lived in the West Village, did not have a history of medical conditions or substance abuse problems, police sources said.
Neighbors at his West 11th Street walk-up were stunned to hear of his death.
“Oh my gosh. That’s so sad. I ran into him from time to time in the hallway,” said one resident who said he moved into the building last fall. “He looked just like he did in his photos. Such a nice young, vibrant man.”
He lived on the fifth floor with a roommate, who was also a Google engineer and, like Krulcik, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“They were like two peas in a pod,” another neighbor said.