Woman goes on road trip with husband's corpse

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Woman Takes Husband's Corpse On A Drive Through Alaska

The idea of a husband and wife road trip is romantic -- but in this case, maybe not. An Alaskan woman reportedly drove her deceased husband around the state for several days.

The 78-year-old man passed away from natural causes in Prince of Wales, Alaska. His wife then placed his body in an aluminum transport casket and drove to the town of Ketchikan.

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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.

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