Hoarder crushed by debris as floor collapsed | www.ajc.com


HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was crushed to death when a floor piled with clutter collapsed into her basement, state medical officials said Tuesday.The state chief medical examiner’s office said 66-year-old Beverly Mitchell died of accidental and traumatic asphyxia.Mitchell’s body was found Saturday as crews used a backhoe to remove debris from her home in Cheshire. She may have been dead for more than a week, police said.Town officials, meanwhile, are determining whether the home is still structurally sound.Cheshire Fire Chief Jack Casner said no decision had been made on whether to tear down

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