77-year-old shopaholic buried alive under 16yr pile of shopping

January 9th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 9 (ANI): A 77-year-old woman lost her life after 16-year pile of unopened purchases collapsed on her.

Joan Cunnane, was buried alive under 3ft of ornaments, clothes in suitcases and electrical goods, still unpacked.

It took two days for the twelve policemen with sniffer dogs to unload her stock and find her body.

It gave her pleasure to buy things, The Sun quoted her best friend Roy Moran as saying.

I once asked how many scarves she had. She said 300. I asked why so many. She said they were all different colours, he added.

Roy reported Joan missing on Tuesday in Stockport, Greater Manchester, after she missed a hospital appointment. (ANI)

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