Feet of snow conceal New Yorker’s shotgun suicide in car for nearly a week

Manhattan and the Boroughs of New York City are littered with snowed in cars, and police say once such snow-buried vehicle concealed the suicide of the vehicle’s owner for nearly a week.

36-year-old Kevin Roman of Bayshore was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at around 12:30 a.m. in Flushing, Queens on Tuesday. Police have not disclosed who unearthed the scene or how the body was discovered, but did say Roman could died as early as the previous Wednesday. The NYDN describes the scene as Roman’s family arrived demanding to see his remains:

Police did not say who discovered Roman’s body. But his anguished relatives raced to the block at 3 a.m. Tuesday, demanding to see him.

“That’s my son,” shouted one man, who said he was the father. “I want to see him. I want to see him! That’s his brother. Let us see him!”

Residents commented on the common sight of heavily buried cars in a city where it’s impossible to avoid getting plowed in due to lack of alternate parking options:

“I never thought anything of the car being there for a few days,” said the resident, who asked that his name not be published.

“The car behind it has been buried under snow for three weeks now,” he said. “People leave their cars buried around here. It didn’t make me look twice.”