Man Arrested Whereas Roadtripping With Lifeless Spouse’s Physique Driving Shotgun

Final week, we introduced you the story of a New York man utilizing a dummy to recreation the HOV system. This story has an identical theme, however it’s a bit…completely different. The New York Submit studies that Rodney Puckett, 70, was pulled over in Arizona on Might 13 with a useless physique sitting subsequent to him within the passenger seat. The physique using shotgun was Rodney’s spouse, 74-year-old Linda Puckett. The husband informed police that Linda died in a Texas lodge room throughout a street journey the couple was on and, quite than name the authorities, he determined to maneuver her physique into the automotive and proceed on to their vacation spot.  Not surprisingly, this sort of factor isn't precisely authorized. Puckett was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Jail for abandonment and concealment of a physique. Linda’s stays have been taken to the Pinal County Medical Examiner to find out her reason behind loss of life, and police say they're working with authorities in Texas to seek out if there's any proof of a murder.  This isn’t Puckett’s first run-in with the legislation and in a twist match for Dateline, the couple’s marriage was something however comfortable. Rodney was reported lacking in April 2019 however was later present in a Kansas jail, the reason for his arrest unknown. His lacking individual alert acknowledged that he has bipolar dysfunction. The pair have been married in 2011 however have been effectively down the street towards divorce when Linda died. She was granted a protecting order from her husband on Feb. 6 and filed for divorce on Feb. eight. It’s unclear why, after having been issued a protecting order, she was out on a street journey along with her soon-to-be ex-husband, however we’re positive extra particulars will come to mild because the investigation proceeds.