Massachusetts man, 97, found dead near home after blizzard

AP News
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 4:34 PM

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 97-year-old man has been found dead in deep snow outside his home a day after the blizzard.

A police officer found the body of Richard MacLean Sr. next to a carbon dioxide exhaust vent on the side of his Yarmouth home Wednesday evening. MacLean's son had called police from Arizona to ask them to check on him.

Police say it appears MacLean died while trying to clear the vent, and there were no signs of a crime. His death remains under investigation.

Yarmouth got 2 feet of snow in the blizzard.

MacLean's son first called police Wednesday afternoon, but an officer was told the elder MacLean was staying with a neighbor. MacLean's son called again after he learned his father wasn't at the neighbor's house.