The body of a missing New Jersey man stayed buried under mounds of snow near his parent’s home for more than a month — before finally being found this week when flakes started to melt, police said.
Andrew Fraioli, 40, left his parents’ house in Wyckoff at around 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, amid a mega-storm that would dump over 30 inches of snow on parts of the state, cops said.
Fraioli’s parents thought their son– who was wearing pajama pants, a long-sleeved green shirt and slippers — was just going to get a soda from the garage, the Daily Voice reported.
They never saw him alive again.
A neighbor called police on Monday to say she had found a body sticking out of melting snow in a front lawn. Police identified the man as Fraioli.
A drug counselor from Lindenwold, Fraioli had traveled up to Wyckoff ahead of the blizzard to help his 74-year-old dad dig out of the impending snow, the Voice reported.
Authorities searched for him around his parent’s home and in surrounding areas, to no avail.
The yard where Fraioli’s body was found was in an area where blown or plowed flakes had accumulated on top of already-fallen snow, cops said.
An investigation into Fraioli’s death is underway and autopsy results are pending. Police said no foul play is suspected.