Police: Man Apparently Drove With Body for 6 Hours

ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a southern Louisiana man apparently drove for about six hours with his wife's body before entering a police station and saying he killed her.

Police in the Baton Rouge suburb of Zachary said Wednesday they
don't know how the woman died and added the body awaits an autopsy
in Terrebonne (TER-uh-bone) Parish, 80 miles away.

Zachary Police Capt. David McDavid declined to identify either one, saying the woman's family hasn't been notified. McDavid says the man told police his wife died between 5:30 and 6 a.m. in Houma, southern Louisiana, and he disclosed the death after midday in Zachary.

Terrebonne Parish deputies traveled to Zachary, normally a two-and-a-half-hour drive, to investigate.

Authorities say the man was being held as a fugitive.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by What An Idiot! Location: Dothan on Mar 10, 2011 at 09:56 PM
    What an idiot this guy is!You finally got rid of her.Throw her to the gators and be done with it.No evidence after they eat it all.
  • by Betty Location: Florida on Mar 10, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    I guess his conscience got the best of him. He probably was trying to think of what to do all that time. At least he was being a man about it. And not a coward,he could have threw her off some place. And her folks would have went through hell wondering where she was. He did the right thing.
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