Skip to comments.Woman Drove Around With Corpse For Nearly a Year
Posted on 10/21/2010 5:36:21 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
COSTA MESA -- A woman drove around with a decomposing corpse for months before the body was discovered by police.
Officers made the gruesome discovery on Monday while responding to a report of an illegally parked car.
Police say the woman tried to cover the mummified corpse with pieces of clothing.
The car was blocking a driveway in the 2000 block of Tustin Avenue in Costa Mesa.
Officers could smell a foul odor coming from the car, and after seeing a leg underneath the clothing, broke a window to get access inside.
Inside the car, officers also found a box of baking soda that the driver used to try to dissipate the smell.
Costa Mesa police believe the body is that a transient woman in her 50's from Fountain Valley.
The driver of the car says she befriended the woman at a local park and allowed her to sleep in the car overnight.
When she found the woman had died, she continued to drive the car with the body, said Sgt. Ed Everett.
The driver told police she was afraid to contact police about the body, so she continued to drive the car.
An autopsy has revealed no obvious signs of foul play.
Officials believe the woman had been dead anywhere from three to 10 months, Everett said.
Baking soda wouldn’t even touch that smell!
Here, hold my baking soda and watch this...
Only in L.A..
She wanted in the fast lane.
A novel approach to use the carpool lane?
And what is a 'transient' person?? The media is forever trying to find polite ways of saying homeless.
Lord have mercy....
I wish they had found her on November 3rd.
ACORN will probably get her registered to vote Democrat now.
What a crazy world we live in.
Was she a Robert Byrd staffer?
"Nothing,,,they all do that."
Larry King, perhaps?
Wow, that’s unbelievable! I had the exact same experience about three years ago. Turns out, it was actually my fiancee. As Niles said of Maris: “If you kissed her too fast, you got an ice cream headache.”
On the rare occasions we went away for the weekend, she would turn the air conditioning in the room to the absolute maximum. I think she had to constantly be on guard against her body thawing.
No names, wonder if the driver was an illegal alien. That would be a reason to avoid going to the police.
The car likely had an Obama bumper sticker and the woman was probably just driving her to the nearest early voting location.
Obviously, this lady never heard of lime.
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