A police officer ticketed an illegally parked car and peeked inside. There sat a mummified female human. Apparently the owner's friend died while sitting there and the owner "continued to dress the body and drive around with it."
Here's a local news station asking the police chief of Costa Mesa, California how the car owner dealt with "the overwhelming stench." (Answer: Her father regularly pooped in the car, so she was "immune to the smell.")
[There was a video here]
Before she became a grisly anecdote for the blogosphere, the now-mummified lady was a homeless "drifter" named Signe who lived in a local park. The car owner let Signe use the vehicle for shelter at night. [KTLA]