Two NJ children discover neighbor’s body buried in the snow
The body of a 64-year-old woman was discovered in the snow by two young children in Mahwah Monday afternoon, according to ABC 7.
According to the report, the children were getting off the school bus around 3 p.m. when they noticed what looked like a winter coat sticking out of the snow in their neighbor's driveway.
It wasn't until they knocked on their neighbor's door and didn't get an answer that they went and looked more closely and discovered their neighbor still wearing the coat, buried in the snow, ABC 7 reported.
Authorities said the woman, identified as Mary Wall of Mahwah, went outside Friday to shovel, but at some point she collapsed and was buried under the massive amounts of snow that fell during the weekend winter storm.
The historic blizzard claimed at least four lives in recent days. On Monday, a 78-year-old woman was found dead in her car, days after telling employees of a Hackensack Burger King she was afraid to drive home in the snow as the storm was beginning to hit the area Friday.
In another incident on Saturday, a mother and her 1-year-old son died of carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to stay warm inside a vehicle with an obstructed tailpipe. Another child, who was also in the car, remains in critical condition and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses.
Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.