CAYUCOS, San Luis Obispo County (AP) — Authorities in Central California have arrested a homeless couple who had their daughter and a decomposing body in their car.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Darwin Alaskari and Sherrie Boggess were arrested on Tuesday after deputies noticed a strong odor coming from an SUV parked in Cayucos.

A body was found in the cargo area. Authorities say the couple knew the dead person but it’s unclear why they were driving around with the body.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Authorities say the couple’s 13-year-old daughter was in the car, and Alaskari and Boggess were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment because of her proximity to decomposing human remains and illegal drugs.

The girl was turned over to child welfare officials.

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