This is where local police became involved. The woman apparently told officers that the trip was a "rolling wake" for her husband.
"It was pointed out to me that, evidently, she had stopped at a couple of the canneries and got ice and filled the bed of the truck with ice to keep the body chilled," Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard told the Ketchikan Daily News.
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Bengaard, who has been involved in law enforcement for decades, said: "You can't make this stuff up."
Despite the oddness of the situation, the woman apparently did not break any laws. Bengaard, however, hopes that the woman will not take the corpse out again.