A Buffalo man was found frozen to death on his 56th birthday in the course of the historic winter storm which pummeled the region Christmas Eve, his family said.
Relatives identified William Clay because the person found lying face down within the snow at Bailey and Kensington avenues in Eerie County.
Disturbing video of the frozen body began to flow into online after it was discovered early Saturday morning, WGRV reported.
City officials later confirmed that it was the third death within the county in the course of the monster snowstorm.
Buffalo Police haven’t yet officially released the identity and will not share further details when contacted by The Post.
Clay’s sister Sophie Clay posted on Facebook early Saturday morning that her brother was missing, adding that he recurrently frequented the nearby 7 Eleven.
Hours later, she revealed he was found dead and arrange a GoFundMe to cover his funeral expenses.
“I’m the sister of the gentleman that lost his life in the course of the 2022 Blizzard on 12/24/2022,” she wrote on the fundraising page.
“My brother unexpectedly lost his life on his Birthday,” she added.
One other relative, Laura LaShomb, informed family and friends on family on Facebook that Clay was “found frozen” after he “went to the shop.”
LaShomb said Clay suffered a mental illness and could have not been on his medication.
In keeping with Sophie, Clay lived lower than a mile from where his body was found.
Clay’s son, Jules, said he spoke to his father before his death and was in a position to tell him he loved him.
“This pain is overwhelming. I can’t stop crying,” Jules wrote on Facebook.
An autopsy will must be conducted to find out the official reason behind death.
Clay was one in all three storm-related deaths reported since Gov. Kathy Hochul’s state of emergency went into effect Friday morning.
Two people in Cheektowaga died after first responders couldn’t get to them in time after they suffered “emergency medical events.”
The storm dropped a record 22 inches of snow was Friday, shattering the previous each day snowfall record of 12.6 inches set in 1976, the National Weather Service said Saturday.
The extraordinary conditions are expected to stay regular through Monday.