A person was arrested after an worker at an Arizona drive-through restaurant observed a unadorned, lifeless girl upside-down in his passenger seat.
“Instantly I knew it was one thing fishy. It wasn’t regular, after I seen it,” Carl’s Jr. worker Maria Davis informed TV station KPHO.
The girl’s head was on the floorboard and her ft close to the headrest. She wore nothing; the motive force wore solely underpants.
Rodney Puckett, 70, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, was taken into custody Monday by a police detective who occurred to be consuming within the restaurant on the time.
The physique was that of Puckett’s spouse, Linda, stated Eloy police Sgt. Kristie Barnette.
The Pinal County medical expert decided there was blunt pressure trauma to the physique, but it surely has not but been declared a murder.
Police in Eloy — on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson — are working with legislation enforcement in El Paso, Texas, the place the Pucketts had spent Sunday night time, the Arizona Republic reported. Surveillance video from the lodge on Monday morning exhibits Puckett utilizing a baggage cart to take the physique to his automotive.
Puckett reportedly informed police that he discovered his spouse unresponsive on Monday morning however determined to proceed anyway with their journey to California.
He made it about 370 miles earlier than his cease for a No. four combo — Double Western giant with Food plan Coke — on the Eloy Carl’s Jr.