Mummified body found

POLICE launched an investigation after discovering that a Southern California woman drove around for months with a homeless woman’s mummified body in her passenger seat.

Costa Mesa police said they discovered the body after receiving a call about a car that was blocking a driveway.

Sergeant Ed Everett said officers noticed a stench from the car and found the body covered in a blanket.

He said the woman who drives the car told police she let the homeless woman sleep in her car and one morning found she had died inside. The driver was afraid to contact police.

Sgt Everett told The Orange County Register the remains were partially mummified and could have been in the car anywhere from three to 10 months.

There are no signs of foul play.


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