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Woman Drove Around With Corpse For Nearly a Year
KTLA-TV, Los Angeles ^ | October 21, 2010 | KTLA News

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.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: body; car; corpse; weekendatbernies
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I hope the driver has a good alibi...
1 posted on 10/21/2010 5:36:25 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Beeeezaaaare!


2 posted on 10/21/2010 5:38:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Baking soda wouldn’t even touch that smell!


3 posted on 10/21/2010 5:39:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Beaten Valve

Here, hold my baking soda and watch this...


4 posted on 10/21/2010 5:40:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Only in L.A..


5 posted on 10/21/2010 5:40:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: luvbach1

She wanted in the fast lane.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 5:40:06 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Beaten Valve

A novel approach to use the carpool lane?


7 posted on 10/21/2010 5:41:39 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Beaten Valve

8 posted on 10/21/2010 5:43:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Beaten Valve

yum


9 posted on 10/21/2010 5:43:08 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: Beaten Valve
Um...Wow...

And what is a 'transient' person?? The media is forever trying to find polite ways of saying homeless.

Lord have mercy....

10 posted on 10/21/2010 5:43:08 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I wish they had found her on November 3rd.

ACORN will probably get her registered to vote Democrat now.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 5:43:16 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Beaten Valve

What a crazy world we live in.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 5:44:10 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Beaten Valve

Carpool lane.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 5:45:31 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Was she a Robert Byrd staffer?


14 posted on 10/21/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Beaten Valve
"What's that smell?"

"Nothing,,,they all do that."

15 posted on 10/21/2010 5:47:16 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: clintonh8r

Larry King, perhaps?


16 posted on 10/21/2010 5:48:53 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 5:50:05 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Beaten Valve

No names, wonder if the driver was an illegal alien. That would be a reason to avoid going to the police.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 5:50:43 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Beaten Valve

The car likely had an Obama bumper sticker and the woman was probably just driving her to the nearest early voting location.


19 posted on 10/21/2010 5:51:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Obviously, this lady never heard of lime.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 5:53:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: kalee

$1.00 bet says it’s an ILLEGAL ALIEN!!


21 posted on 10/21/2010 5:54:56 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Beaten Valve

That’s nothing ... I’ve been married to one (at least in bed) for some years now


22 posted on 10/21/2010 5:57:54 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama Psalms 109:8)
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To: luvbach1

Charon alert! If you drive, don’t stink; park legal if you must drive with a mummy behind; and throw some baking soda over your shoulder now and then, for good luck.

Gonna be a fun thread.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 5:59:30 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Beaten Valve

...multi passenger only lanes can be a real bwitch in Kali.


24 posted on 10/21/2010 6:00:59 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Air Wick?


25 posted on 10/21/2010 6:01:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Beaten Valve; hole_n_one

26 posted on 10/21/2010 6:02:39 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Beaten Valve

...."best cup holder,never complains or nuttin"

27 posted on 10/21/2010 6:03:19 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hampdenkid

ummm....wtf???


28 posted on 10/21/2010 6:05:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: BunnySlippers

Once they bloat up and pop nothing helps much.


29 posted on 10/21/2010 6:06:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Beaten Valve

I hate it when the coppers catch me with a decomposing corpse in the car.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 6:06:18 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: Roscoe Karns

lol!!


31 posted on 10/21/2010 6:06:46 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Beaten Valve

From the ocregister.com: “Officers are also looking at whether there were any health code violations due to the fact that the driver was transporting a corpse...”

Now THAT is bizarre. California. Where they want to outlaw soft drinks and they think twinkies can make you violent. But they’re not sure they have a law on the books about driving around with a dead body for three months or more.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 6:07:52 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Some people will do anything to drive in the carpool lane...


33 posted on 10/21/2010 6:08:21 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 638 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: hole_n_one
Dead weight is hell on the miles per gallon...
34 posted on 10/21/2010 6:08:37 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Beaten Valve

I was on a jury for a murder trial where the perp did this.


35 posted on 10/21/2010 6:09:36 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: kalee

Acc to ocregister.com, driver is a former real estate agent and the car is registered to her sick father.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 6:11:06 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Beaten Valve

They’re not releasing her name yet. She’ll always be Sharon to me.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 6:11:53 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: clamper1797
That’s nothing ... I’ve been married to one (at least in bed) for some years now

awww poor fnkg baby....Maybe you should take a bath once in awhile. Oh Oh here's an idea, look in the mirror...maybe you'll discover WHY that is. Oh Oh Oh here's another idea, put some deodarant on...Best idea? Keep your stupid comments about your mate to yourself you dork.

38 posted on 10/21/2010 6:11:53 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You are sicker than I.

I will buy you as many drinks as you can hold, should we meet.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 6:12:53 PM PDT by mmercier (desperado)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Riding shotgun?

KFI Radio: Police said that all of the body’s fluids leaked onto the front floorboard of the car...


40 posted on 10/21/2010 6:20:51 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Outlaw Woman; clamper1797

Are you two married to one aother, by any chance?


41 posted on 10/21/2010 6:21:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What the hell are you talking about? I wouldn’t give this clown a cold cup of water if he/she was in hell.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 6:23:05 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: Beaten Valve
KFI Radio: Police said that all of the body’s fluids leaked onto the front floorboard of the car...

Maybe she thought it was radiator fluid.

43 posted on 10/21/2010 6:25:26 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Q)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“Acc to ocregister.com, driver is a former real estate agent...”

That Orange County market is Hell...


44 posted on 10/21/2010 6:25:36 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL - perfect. And when I look at your tagline, it gets even funnier.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 6:26:03 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Psalm 144

I am totally ROFLOL.


46 posted on 10/21/2010 6:26:25 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Beaten Valve
A woman drove around with a decomposing corpse for months before the body was discovered by police.

Did she commute with her erstwhile friend in the HOV lane?

47 posted on 10/21/2010 6:26:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’m not convinced. I think you ARE married to him

Or someone just like him.

Or WAS married to someone like him.


48 posted on 10/21/2010 6:28:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Celtic Cross

There are no homeless, there is a Democratic administration in power.


49 posted on 10/21/2010 6:30:42 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Try Dodd and Frank for robbery and treason.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Outlaw Woman

OW freep mailed me.....

Corpse thread
From Outlaw Woman | 10/21/2010 6:27:36 PM PDT new
You know, I’d like to know just what prompted your dumbass remark on that corpse thread. What comment have I posted that would even make you think that I’m scum like the poster complaining about their mate.

_______________________________________________

My reply. You want to to know something in an open thread? Ask it in an open thread.


50 posted on 10/21/2010 6:32:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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