70-Year-Old Man Put Dead Wife In Passenger Seat, Drove Across Arizona: Police
Police say that 70-year-old Rodney Puckett was stopped for a traffic violation when an officer discovered Puckett’s dead 74-year-old wife, Linda, in the passenger seat in Elroy, Arizona on May 13.
Rodney told police that Linda died at a hotel in Texas during the couple’s road trip so moved her corpse into the car and continued towards their destination, notes KNXV.
Ironically, the Sand Springs, Oklahoma couple were issued protective orders against each other on Feb. 6 and Linda filed for divorce on Feb. 8, reports Tulsa World.
Rodney was reported missing in April, but he was in a Kansas jail.
The Pinal County Medical Examiner has Linda’s body and will determine her cause of death, police said.
Rodney was booked into Pinal County Jail for abandonment or concealment of a body, even though the body was neither concealed or abandoned.