Published January 15, 2008
A family drove hundreds of miles with their dead grandmother in the back of their recreational vehicle to fulfill the ailing woman's wishes.
They arrived in Hillsboro, Ore., on Sunday with the body and notified police. The 79-year-old woman, who likely died in Wyoming, was in poor health but wished to see family members in Arkansas before she passed away.
The woman suffered from advanced kidney disease, Hillsboro Police Lt. Michael Rouches said.
"We believe they were about 1,100 miles from Hillsboro when she passed away," Rouches said. "We believe they were in Wyoming. That's based on gas receipts."
Rouches said he didn't expect any charges since the incident is not considered a crime.