Skip to comments.Man drives 100s of miles with corpse passenger
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:45:22 PM PDT by EveningStar
A Detroit-area man was so determined to get to Michigan from Arizona that he refused to stop and contact authorities after one of his passengers died, police said Wednesday.
The man, a 62-year-old Clinton Township resident, has not been charged and authorities were awaiting toxicology results from an autopsy performed on the body of the 31-year-old woman who died.
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So he could use HOV?Carpool lane?
If he didn’t kill her, what law did he break?
Made me think about Little Miss Sunshine, too. :)
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“She must’ve passed away somwhere near Flagstaff.”
Olive: I’d like to dedicate this to my grandpa, who showed me these moves.
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In Texas, moving a corpse is a crime. Not a felony, based on the circumstances, but still against the law.
Not to mention crossing multiple state lines without the accompanying death certificate...
“Paging Tom Joad....”
My grandfather and a friend drove 200 miles one night after work with a fellow in the back seat they thought was asleep.
When they got to now deceased home they tried to wake him.
(They don’t know exactly when he died during the trip as not a sound from him to indicate duress.)
But was he a Marine Corps?
31 seems very young to die without an existing illness or sudden trauma.
Did they stop the bus in “Midnight Cowboy” when Ratso (Dustin Hoffman) died? No, they continued to the warmer weather of Florida.
Of course, that was just a movie, but the situation is similar... eventually the authorities were notified, and the passenger didn’t care.
It’s not like her condition would get worse. For her anyway.
“If he didnt kill her, what law did he break?”
My sister in the OSI worked a case where the visiting family of an airman had the family patriarch die while there. (Texas, as I recall.) They went to where the body was and were not stopped or challenged. They had no idea they were doing anything wrong. They loaded the man into the back of a pickup and took him home to lay him out in the family parlor. But along the way they got into a wreck. Nobody was seriously hurt, but there was an extra body...which had been embalmed. Apparently it is illegal to transport a body. But I’ll wager this case was unique. (Timeframe late ‘60’s.)
Funny you should mention it, I’m moving to the near Detroit area tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
“31 seems very young to die without an existing illness or sudden trauma.”
Or drugs. Heroin would be my guess.
Trying to get a free pass on the HOV lanes in the cities?
Why are we not surprised?
Maybe she was pining for the fjords.
At that point what difference did it make?
When I saw the headline I thought someone was driving around with Keith Richards.
You beat me to it and with a picture too.
I'll bet....the Detroit segments of "The First 48" are always extra-special...
So I guess you need some sort of funeral type license in TX to transport bodies.
Just tired of hanging around pansies, that’s all. And people who’ve never been to Detroit.
That’s how I want to go! Quietly and quickly on a nice road trip........... but not soon! :)
“So I guess you need some sort of funeral type license in TX to transport bodies.”
I think posterchild has it right. It’s a protect the union law. I know to transport a body costs lots, thousands. But if you just fold it over and UPS it...$94.88. (Don’t ask.)
Just in case, they filled out three Chicago absentee ballot requests.
Couldn’t have pulled it off before the Dems morto-voter law.
Here are the circumstances: These men were working in a ship yard during WWII building LST’s. They stayed in a “Man-Camp” during the week and drove home on Friday nights.
Poor guy didn’t make it. Just one of those stories that make up the family lore.
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