SPARTA, N.J. – Authorities say a newspaper carrier concerned about an elderly customer's well-being alerted police, who entered the woman's home and found she apparently had suffered a heart attack several days earlier.
Douglas MacRae delivers The New Jersey Herald. He told the newspaper (http://bit.ly/1yg6KdR ) that he contacted Sparta police on Friday after he noticed the papers he left at 85-year-old Olive Blaison's home had not been collected for a few days.
He also noticed that a light had been left on in the woman's home, which was unusual.
When officers entered the home, they found Blaison conscious on the floor but unable to get up. She was taken to a hospital, and her niece tells the newspaper that her aunt is recovering and undergoing physical therapy.
Relatives say Blaison lived by herself.
Information from: The New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.), http://www.njherald.com