is the 40-year-old man who went missing in Wyckoff, New Jersey, on the day, January 31, 2021, when a powerful nor’easter named Orlena
came roaring in and dumping over a foot of snow on the east coast.
On Monday, the Wyckoff Police Department informed the public that Andre Fraioli’s parent’s neighbor, a woman, found the 40-year-old man dead, buried under a snow mound in her front yard.
There are many of you, and understandably so, who are wondering, “Why didn’t they find him sooner?!” Well, February tends to be a very harsh winter month for folks living on the east coast. Snow, gust, hail, freezing rain descends en mass upon folks living on the east coast.
Due to the harsh wintry conditions, the police usually have to wait until the snow melts in order to find folks who’ve gone missing. Knowing that fact, the Wyckoff police didn’t exclude the possibility that Andrew Fraioli was a victim of the harsh wintry conditions and that they would have to wait until the snow melted in order to find him.
It doesn’t mean, however, that the police didn’t look for him because they did do an extensive search of the neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as checking his cellphone and activity on his back account.
Things were normal, but not normal. Yet, nothing was so abnormal to the point that the Wyckoff police raised the alert level. Andrew Fraioli’s car
was parked outside his parents’ home, normal. His cellphone
kept sending back a signal with a location in his parents’ neighborhood, normal. Money
was still in his bank account, not normal. The police even borrowed Maywood Police Department’s famous bloodhound
, Remi, whose nose didn’t take them anywhere outside of the vicinity of the neighborhood.
Therefore, after taken in all of those factors, the police were left with the conclusion that Andrew Fraioli may have very well been a victim of the
powerful nor’easter, Orlena.
Just to be clear, although Andrew Fraioli
was found buried under mounds of snow, the police haven’t closed their investigation. The Wyckoff police
are still conducting their investigation and waiting on the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s report for a cause of death before they issue their final report on what they believe led to Andrew Fraioli’s passing.