On Thursday, February 8th at approximately 1446hrs the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department responded to Allison Park (located off Hudson Terrace in the Englewood Cliffs NJ Section) for a reported assault victim. First arriving units found a 77 year old female with severe head trauma sitting in a vehicle parked in the lot. The female was barely responsive and was unable to recall events. Initial 9-1-1 calls eluded to a possible assailant however, investigation later revealed that the victim had been walking on the paved trail when she slipped and fell on a patch of ice striking her head on the ground. She lost consciousness and later made her way to her vehicle where a bystander called 9-1-1.
She was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where she eventually died of her injuries on Sunday, February 25th. The victim is identified as Ms. Claire Gareau, a 77 year old female from Hewitt NJ.