Death of Newport News woman found floating in ditch ruled accidental drowning

NewsChannel 3 has learned new details about the death of a Newport News woman found during an August storm.

The chief medical examiner says 57-year-old Mary Mclean died from an accidental drowning.

Her body was found floating in a ditch on Mercury Boulevard behind the Alley nightclub.

Police say someone walking by found her.

Mary Mclean was not the only one woman found dead that weekend.

28-year-old Barbara Hintz was found dead in her Great Oak Circle Apartment.

The cause of her death is still unknown.

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