New York Winter Storm: What We Know About the Victims

Disturbing video of a body apparently frozen in a snowbank began circulating on social media on Christmas Eve. It appeared to be William Clay, who was called Romello, according to a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses created by his sister, Sophia Clay. On that day, she wrote, he would have turned 56.

Timothy M. Murphy, 27, died in his home from carbon monoxide poisoning on Christmas Day.

He was found by his cousin, Ms. Goodrich, his half sister, said.

“It’s just the definition of tragedy,” she said.

Carolyn Eubanks, 63, had a heart condition and relied on an oxygen machine that required electricity to run, according to The Buffalo News.

Her son, Antwaine Parker, knew she would not survive in her home without heat or electricity. Mr. Parker and his stepbrother, Kenneth Johnson, decided to drive to her home; what should have been a 10-minute drive ended up taking seven hours. They gathered her and walked her to their car, but she grew weary, The News reported.

Mr. Parker banged on neighbors’ doors, asking for help. David Purdy and Cassieopia Layhee tried to help but Ms. Eubanks died.

Stanisława Jóźwiak, 73, ventured out in her car on Friday morning, according to The Washington Post. Hours later, she called her daughter, Edie Syta, telling her that she was trapped in the snow. Family friends eventually found Ms. Jóźwiak’s body in the car, which was buried in about two feet of snow.

Ms. Syta told The Post that her mother was a Polish immigrant who struggled with English and probably didn’t understand the danger of leaving her home that morning.

Michael D. Regan contributed reporting. Alain Delaquérière contributed research.



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