Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Woman Dies in Clothes Avalanche

An elderly UK woman who was a compulsive shopper died over the holidays. Killed by her purchases.

Joan Cunnane, 77, owned 300 scarves as well as thousands of trinkets and valuables.

They took up so much space in her bungalow that she had only a 2ft-wide path to get around them, and her car and garage were packed with other goods.

After she was reported missing earlier this week, it took police searching her home two days to sift through her possessions.

Miss Cunnane was eventually found buried under a 3ft pile of cases in a back bedroom where she had apparently gone in search of a favourite item.

She apparently died of dehydration. Buried under suitcases.

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