Sand Springs Man Arrested in Arizona With Dead Wife in Car

May 15, 2019


Rodney Puckett

Police say a man arrested in Arizona on suspicion of concealing his wife's dead body had been seen on security video moving a woman's body from a hotel room in El Paso, Texas.

Police said Tuesday that earlier footage showed the couple from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, walking into the room Sunday.

They say Rodney Puckett is seen the next day using a luggage cart to move Linda Puckett's body.

Puckett has told investigators he found his wife unresponsive and put her in their vehicle before continuing on to California.

The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Police in Eloy, Arizona, where Rodney Puckett was later arrested, say Linda Puckett had signs of blunt-force trauma on her body.

It's not known whether Rodney Puckett has an attorney who could comment.