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.
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 , 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.