Police: No charges for man who drove with corpse

Police: No charges for man who drove with corpse

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WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) -- It's a story you heard first on FOX 2.  Now, police say a Clinton Township man won't face charges after he refused to tell authorities that his girlfriend had died during a drive to Michigan from Arizona.
 
Warren police Deputy Commissioner Louis Galasso said the case involved some "bizarre" judgment and behavior, but wasn't criminal.
 
Ray Tomlinson says he kept driving after his 31-year-old girlfriend died in part because he had his 92-year-old mother in the van and wanted to get her home. The 62-year-old Clinton Township man says he also feared arrest and wanted to get the body to a Michigan morgue.
 
Officers arrived Tuesday at his son's home in Warren to find the corpse in the front passenger seat wearing a seatbelt and sunglasses.
 
Warren police have released the woman's identity as Christine Gilbert. Authorities say she used to live in Roseville but her current home was in Franklinville, New Jersey. 

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