A sensational story broke yesterday out of Newark about a woman and her auto mechanic who were found dead in her garage with a running vehicle. The family says the woman's name and legacy have been tarnished.
I thought at the time: who started these rumors of a sexual liaison? And who started these equally unfounded stories of "barter sex?" How would anyone know what happened between these two before they succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning?
One family member told NJ.com that detectives actually told her that the mechanic was found near the hood of the car. "There was no foreplay, misplay, none of that," Shaquayah Hargrave said. "They said my mother was fully clothed."