Woman found dead in snow-covered car outside NJ Burger King
A 78-year-old woman was found dead in her car Monday morning — days after telling employees of a Hackensack Burger King she was afraid to drive home in the snow Friday, The Record reports.
The report quoted Police Director Michael Mordaga saying the Cadillac sedan was not running and the keys were not in the ignition when police arrived around 8:30 a.m. Monday. The New York woman, whose identity has not been released by police, spoke to Burger King employees Friday night, according to the report.
Authorities do not suspect foul play but have not yet determined a cause of deth, the report said.
Mordaga also told NJ Advance Media the death isn't believed to be due to carbon monoxide poisoning, as the tailpipe wasn't obstructed and the car didn't appear to have been running.
In a separate incident, a Passaic mother and 1-year-old son died of carbon monoxide poisoning while waiting in a car with an obstructed tailpipe Saturday.
An earlier NJ Advance Media report quoted a witness saying the car had been covered in snow as Burger King employees arrived for work Monday morning.
In a video posted to Twitter by WCBS's Meg Baker (seen above), one police officer told another the car's battery was dead.