June 5, 2014 2:49 pm -

Ray Tomlinson’s girlfriend died while traveling between Arizona and Michigan. But that wasn’t going to get in the way of the planned festivities.

Believing he had 48 hours before he was legally required to report her death, he drove her decomposing corpse, along with his 93-year-old mother, the rest of the way home. He didn’t take her body to the hospital, he told the Detroit Free Press, because he “cared too much for her.”

Tomlinson, 62, told police that he believes that the woman, whose name has yet to be released because her family has still not been informed of her death, died somewhere in Oklahoma or Texas

Tomlinson met the woman when she was a homeless drug addict, and she had been receiving treatment for her addiction.

Police were first made aware of Tomlinson driving his girlfriend’s dead body cross-country when an employee from the facility she had previously checked out of called to schedule a follow-up appointment in Michigan. Tomlinson told the employee what had happened. “I just drove and drove, and I knew I’d be in some kind of trouble,” Tomlinson told WDIV.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. KAC June 5th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Was he driving a huge, green, early 80’s station wagon with
    wood grain paneling?