David Bonaskiewich waited until the balmy evening turned cool so he could take his dogs for a walk last night along Lanze Lane in Salisbury. He set out around 8:15 p.m., his Jack Russell terrier pulling his leash in one direction, his beagle pulling in the other.
That is, until the beagle stopped in his tracks and wouldn't move.
Bonaskiewich walked a few paces to see what had gotten his dog's attention.
"He pointed to where the body was," a shaken Bonaskiewich recounted Friday.
A young woman with light brown hair wearing a white or light-colored dress hiked up above her waist, lay still on her left side in a wooded area off the road, he said.
"At first I thought it was a blow-up doll. Then I thought it was a mannequin, but it looked too real. I backed away," he said.
Bonaskiewich called his wife, Cathy, assistant township manager, on his cell phone and told her to call the Salisbury police. And then he sat on a recycling container and waited for police.
The Lehigh County Coroner's office conducted an autopsy today and identified the woman as Kimberly Cardona, 20, of 836 Fernhill Lane, Whitehall. The coroner said Cardona died of blunt and sharp force trauma and has ruled her death a homicide.
Bonaskiewich can't get the chilling image out of his mind and had a nightmare about it last night. It is a scene he hopes to soon forget.