A husband faces jail after horrified traffic cops discovered the decomposing body of his wife in the passenger seat of his car.
Rodney Puckett, 70, was pulled over by police in Arizona because of a traffic violation,Daily Mirror reports.
But when an officer discovered Puckett’s dead 74-year-old wife, Linda, in the passenger seat in Elroy, Arizona on May 13, he arrested him.
Rodney told police that Linda died at a hotel in Texas during the couple’s road trip – so he moved her corpse into the car and continued towards their destination, reports news channel KNXV.
In February Linda had filed for divorce, Tulsa World reports, and the Oklahoma couple were issued protective orders against each other on February 6.
Rodney was reported missing in April, but he was in a Kansas jail.
Puckett could face more charges as the investigation continues and the Pinal County (Arizona) Medical Examiner comes up with a cause of death.
The couple were married on May 31, 2011.