ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) -- An Abilene man has been arrested for abusing a corpse.
Jackie Shanz, 22, was booked into the Taylor County Jail on Sunday. He was charged with abuse to a corpse for carrying a human corpse without legal authority.
According to KATB, police records say the defendant stated that he was with a woman at a friend’s residence and that the woman fell asleep in her car. The defendant then said that he found the woman dead in the vehicle the next morning, then he drove the corpse to her residence, carried the body inside, placed her on the couch, and then left. Police later found the deceased body on the couch and started a death investigation.