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Frances McQuaige of Medford found dead in car in NJ after storm

Emergency personnel surrounding a Cadillac Monday, Jan. 25,

Emergency personnel surrounding a Cadillac Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, where the body of a 78-year-old Frances McQuaige of Medford, N.Y was found outside a Burger King in Hackensack. The medical examiner has determined that the 78-year-old New York woman whose body was found in her car in the Burger King parking lot died of coronary artery disease, and that cold was found to be a contributing factor. Bergen County spokesman Michael Pagan released the results of the autopsy Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Bergen Record / Tariq Zehawi

The woman found dead in her car in New Jersey after the weekend storm has been identified as a 78-year-old from Medford, authorities said.

Frances McQuaige reportedly told workers at a Hackensack Burger King Friday night that she was afraid to drive home in the storm.

Then about 8:30 a.m. Monday, her body was found in her gold Cadillac in the restaurant’s parking lot, police said.

Autopsy results show she died of coronary artery disease, with the cold a contributing factor, said Bergen County spokesman Michael Pagan. The medical examiner’s office could not establish when she died because her body was frozen, he said.

Attempts to reach family or those who knew McQuaige were unsuccessful. Elections records show she continued to vote using her former Brooklyn apartment address, as recently as 2014, even though the current tenant there said she left more than 15 years ago.

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