Woman found dead in snow outside neighbor’s New Jersey home
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been found dead in the snow just two doors from her home amid single-digit temperatures and subzero wind chills.
Ocean County prosecutors say a neighbor found 66-year-old Olivia Benito shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday in a townhome development in Lakewood.
Prosecutors say the neighbor and Benito had attended a benefit together Saturday night, and Benito had consumed several alcoholic drinks.
The neighbor says Benito stayed at her house for a while after they returned from the benefit, then left around midnight to go home. The neighbor found Benito the next morning when she went out to clear snow from her car.
Benito’s husband had assumed she was spending the night at the neighbor’s home.
Authorities say Benito’s death is under investigation.