A naked woman dead from a suspected drug overdose was found in the back seat of a van pulled over near Pittsburgh because her boyfriend was driving erratically and, apparently, also under the influence.
That man, 36-year-old Joseph Sokolowski, of Whitehall, was in the Allegheny County jail Thursday on charges of drug possession, driving under the influence and abuse of a corpse.
A county sheriff's deputy stopped Sokolowski's van and found him disoriented, and 32-year-old Ashley Morgenstern, blue and cold to the touch. The Pittsburgh woman was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday in Whitehall.
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Sokolowski told investigators Morganstern was his girlfriend.
Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus calls the incident the latest example of the heroin and opioid epidemic he called "almost impossible to control."