Man delivers decomposing body to Espanola ER | News
A strange scene unfolded in Espanola Tuesday after a man delivered a decomposing body to an emergency room.
Police say Jerry Maestas, 64, drove up to an Espanola hospital with the body of Amy Marquez, 33, propped up in the passenger seat of a vehicle.
Maestas then asked the hospital staff to come out and help his friend who was sick but when hospital employees came closer to the car, it was clear the woman had been dead for awhile.
“They found some early stages of decomposition …. and also the smell they detected when they walked up the vehicle,” explained Jeremy Apodaca with the Espanola Police Department.
Police estimate Marquez may have been dead for 24 to 36 hours. There’s still no word on the exact cause of her death.
Meanwhile, Maestas will be charged with failing to report a death.