California Woman Lets Corpse Ride Shotgun For 10 MonthsS

Say you open your '97 Grand Marquis and discover a homeless woman dead in your passenger seat. Do you call someone? Or do you get a box of baking soda and keep driving? A California woman chose the latter.

Police in Costa Mesa are still trying to sort out the details, after finding the car and the corpse - shrunk to 30 pounds - this week. The driver had apparently befriended the homeless woman and let her sleep in her vehicle; the homeless woman was last seen alive in December.

The driver told police she was afraid to call them after discovering the body, and simply kept driving by using a combination of baking soda and willpower. No charges have been filed yet.

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[Orange County Register]