The wife of a man found dead in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport says her husband was there to catch a flight for the first day of a new job.

Newark Liberty International Airport (Flickr User Amiga-Commodore)

Carol Zeisler tells The Star-Ledger that her husband Jeffrey Zeisler had planned to take a Chicago-bound flight early Tuesday to attend training for his new position at New Jersey-based multinational technology-products recycling company.

Carole Zeisler says her husband was so excited about the job that he left their Howell home at 2 a.m. for his 6:30 a.m. flight.

Investigators believe the 61-year-old Zeisler was likely run over by a car in the fog, shortly after he parked, sometime between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 a.m.

Police are searching for the car's driver, who fled the scene.

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