Drive-through diner’s passenger naked, dead and upside-down in the seat

A man was arrested after an employee at an Arizona drive-through restaurant noticed a naked, dead woman upside-down in his passenger seat.

Rodney Puckett. (Pinal County Detention Center) 

“Right away I knew it was something fishy. It wasn’t normal, when I seen it,” Carl’s Jr. employee Maria Davis told TV station KPHO.

The woman’s head was on the floorboard and her feet near the headrest. She wore nothing; the driver wore only underpants.

Rodney Puckett, 70, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, was taken into custody Monday by a police detective who happened to be eating in the restaurant at the time.

The body was that of Puckett’s wife, Linda, said Eloy police Sgt. Kristie Barnette.

The Pinal County medical examiner determined there was blunt force trauma to the body, but it has not yet been declared a homicide.

Police in Eloy — on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson — are working with law enforcement in El Paso, Texas, where the Pucketts had spent Sunday night, the Arizona Republic reported. Surveillance video from the hotel on Monday morning shows Puckett using a luggage cart to take the body to his car.

Puckett reportedly told police that he found his wife unresponsive on Monday morning but decided to continue anyway with their trip to California.

He made it about 370 miles before his stop for a No. 4 combo — Double Western large with Diet Coke — at the Eloy Carl’s Jr.


Source: Mercury news
Drive-through diner’s passenger naked, dead and upside-down in the seat