Woman takes her dead husband on a road trip keeping his body cool with ice


Road in mountains (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman who was devastated over her husband's death, decided to take him on a road trip in Alaska, according to police.

The woman, who was not identified, placed her 78-year-old husband's dead body in her car, and drove around for several days, keeping his body cool by purchasing ice and placing it in his coffin.

The woman’s road trip was stopped after a concerned motorist called the Ketchikan police to report the strange behavior. The body was released to the woman, and she promised to take it to a funeral home for burial.

However, she decided to make a long detour on the way, and show her husband the beauty of the state before being laid to rest.

The woman called it a rolling wake and viewing. No charges have been filed as the man died of natural causes. A funeral home took custody of the dead body after being contacted by police.