A Monroe County man is facing abuse of a corpse charges for allegedly leaving the decomposing body of a woman in a dumpster in East Stroudsburg after she died of a heroin overdose.

Corbin A DeSimone, 22, of Stroudsburg, has been charged Tuesday, Aug. 3, with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after authorities found him responsible for dumping the body of a woman in a dumpster after she died of an apparent heroin overdose, the Patriot-News reported.

The woman's decomposing body was discovered by the employees of GAK Construction inside a dumpster in East Stroudsburg on July 22. The victim's identity was not immediately ascertained due to the advanced level of decomposition of the body.

Investigators with the Stroud Area Regional Police Department revealed that they now have information on the identity of the victim, but are waiting for DNA confirmation before officially releasing her name.

Investigators reportedly discovered that DeSimone was residing in a room at the GAK building and was reportedly seen on July 17 on the property with a female companion, believed to be the deceased. The next day, on July 18, DeSimone and the deceased were observed on CCTV surveillance video, purchasing suspected heroin from a drug dealer, the Express Times reported.

“The female is then observed entering the area of DeSimone’s room and is never observed exiting the area,” Chief Jennifer Lyon said.

On July 22, DeSimone was reportedly captured on CCTV surveillance video dragging a heavy suitcase through the GAK Construction garage. He can then be seen exiting the garage near the dumpster, returning without the suitcase, and cleaning the area of the garage floor where he’d dragged the suitcase.

Employees at GAK Construction later observed a “horrible smell” coming from inside the building. They reportedly traced the source of the odor and discovered the body in the dumpster, police said.

When the dealer noticed police activity in the area and contacted DeSimone to enquire about the matter, he reportedly told the dealer that "she overdosed and he didn’t know what to do," police said.

DeSimone has been charged with felony criminal use of a communication facility, along with misdemeanor abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, and has been detained at the Monroe County prison.

DeSimone is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing on Aug. 17 before District Judge Michael Muth.

A Northwest Baltimore man has been convicted of murdering his adult daughter, dismembering her body, and dumping her remains at an apartment complex dumpster some two years ago. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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