Man killed wife, then drove body to police in bed of truck, cops say

DECATUR, Ga. — Officials have arrested a DeKalb County man who they say drove to police headquarters with his wife's body in the bed of his pickup truck and told them he killed her.

DeKalb County Police Chief William O'Brien said 46-year-old Dennis Ronald Allaben, of Tucker, visited relatives in Virginia and told them about the murder before driving two days to Clayton County and turning himself in.

O'Brien said Wednesday that police recovered the body of 43-year-old Maureen Allaben from the truck bed. He said no signs of struggle or other evidence of a murder was found at the couple's home.

Allaben was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on felony murder charges Tuesday.

O'Brien could not say why Allaben killed his wife, who had worked as a commercial photographer.



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