Woman Drove With Corpse in Front Seat for Months

A mummified corpse, no less
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2010 10:03 AM CDT
This photo shows a vehicle in Costa Mesa, Calif., in which police say they discovered the mummified body of a homeless woman that could have been in the car anywhere from three to ten months.   (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire)
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(Newser) – A California woman apparently befriended a homeless woman, allowed the woman to sleep in her car, and then continued to drive the car—for months—after the homeless woman died. Police don’t suspect foul play, but are not sure why the woman didn’t report the death—which could have occurred anywhere from three to 10 months ago, the Los Angeles Times reports. The body was only discovered when officers responded to reports of an illegally parked vehicle. They found the woman “in a mummified state.”

“In our profession, right when you get to that point where you think you've seen it all, something else comes along that says, 'Well, I guess I've seen something else that I'd never expected,'” an officer tells AOL News. “It’s definitely one of the more bizarre things that I've come across." For more on the strange story, click here.

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