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Drunk woman dies after passing out in snow

16 February 2015, 19:00

Lakewood - Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been found dead in the snow just two doors from her home amid sub-freezing temperatures.

Ocean County prosecutors say a neighbor found 66-year-old Olivia Benito on Sunday morning.

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, then left around midnight to go home. The neighbor found Benito the next morning when she went out to clear snow from her car.

Authorities say Benito's death is under investigation.

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