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Detroit-area Man Explains Decision To Drive Corpse Cross-Country

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man says he refused to stop and contact authorities after one of his passengers died during a drive to Michigan from Arizona in part because he feared being incarcerated if police investigated.

Ray Tomlinson also told reporters he kept driving after his 31-year-old girlfriend died because he had his elderly mother in the car and wanted to get her home. He says he wanted to get the body to a morgue in Michigan.

No one has been charged and authorities are awaiting toxicology results from an autopsy performed on the body of the 31-year-old woman.

Police in the Detroit suburb of Warren didn't release names of those involved. They say the man and his 92-year-old mother spend their winters in Arizona.

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