BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- The nor'easter that struck the East Coast over the weekend was more severe — and deadly — in New Jersey.
Two youngsters walking home from grade school Monday afternoon found the body of a 64-year-old woman in Mahwah, N.J., who apparently suffered a medical emergency while shoveling snow during the storm Saturday, police said.
She was identified as Mary Wall, Lt. Michael Blondin told Daily Voice.
"The kids were walking home from school around 3:30 when they spotted her jacket," Blondin said. "So they knocked on the door to tell her. When she didn't answer, they went over to the jacket and discovered it was her. She was holding her shovel and mostly covered in snow."
Wall's death was the fourth in North Jersey due to the storm. A 78-year-old New York State woman died in her snow-covered car in a Burger King parking lot in Hackensack after telling employees she was afraid to drive in the storm; and the carbon monoxide deaths of a 23-year-old Passaic woman and her 1-year-old son who were in a car with its tailpipe blocked by snow.
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