Paralegal Found Dead In Boss’s Bathtub

    May 29, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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26-year old Julia Law was found nude and facedown in a bathtub full of water, but police say how she died is still a mystery.

A maintenance worker discovered Law’s body in the home of Philadelphia attorney Charles Peruto, Jr., who was her boyfriend as well as her boss.

“The first thing I did was call 9-1-1 and police showed up. I then went to homicide to give my accounts of what happened,” said the man who found her.

Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened, as Law’s body showed no visible signs of trauma and there was no sign of a struggle. Interestingly, Peruto handled some high-profile cases in Philly that involved alleged mobsters Joey Merlino and Nicodemo Scarfo. Police haven’t said they believe anyone else is involved in Law’s death, however.

Though the couple had reportedly only been dating for about six weeks, Peruto posted that he’d found his “soulmate” in Law on his Facebook page.

“It’s very hard to find someone who really matches you on all eight cylinders,” he wrote. “I found my soulmate hippy, and can never replace her. We worked and played, and never got enough life. I’m grateful we made every minute count, without a single dispute about anything ever. I’m especially sad for her 10-year-old brother, who was her life, along with her loving and close sisters, mother and step-father. Earth lost the best one ever. Happy birthday baby.”

Officials are waiting for a toxicology screen to come back before they can determine the official cause of death.

  • yolanda

    He killed her. “Happy birthday baby.” Oh geez.

    • http://yahoo laura lane

      you are right, he killed her or had someone do it while he was away. note he also said…we never had a disagreement, ever…

    • chris

      Talk about irrationally jumping to conclusions. Shame on you yolanda.

    • Gloria

      I had the same reaction. Weird thing to say about your supposed “soulmate.”

  • Cinny

    Can anyone help me understand why the maintenance man came in-in the first place??This isn`t making sense to me.

  • Mary Miller

    I’m not familiar with WebProNews, but it didn’t sound like a “yellow journalism” kind of site. But they sure thought up a sensational headline for what seems to be a non-story, and that’s irritating. Of course people will jump to the conclusion that she was murdered, after reading that headline. Cause of death certainly needs to be investigated and it might lead to a real story. But I think WebProNews jumped the gun on this one.

  • Gidget

    They never had a disagreement….ever. Right, they’d been dating for six weeks. They were still in the infatuation stage where everything about each other is perfect!

  • http://katemiddletonchatblog.blogspot.com/ Georgia H.

    EXTREMELY FLAKY facebook post. What an ass. Duh, does anyone wonder who killed her ?

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  • MarcD.

    I’m just waiting on the toxicology report to come back, it sounds like and overdose of drugs. I believe her lawyer boyfriend knows more than what he’s telling to the authorities.

  • Clemdane

    It could be something else. Maybe she was tired, took a Xanax and had a drink and then got in tub, not realizing how tired she was. Let’s at least wait till the police investigate.

    • Darlene

      She took a Xanex a drink and got into the tub face-down? It’s not that easy slip into that position in a typical tub.


    HE DID IT!!!!!!!!

  • Marc

    Remember Drew Peterson? He was so smooth….. for a moment! Killed his wife in the old bath tub “trick!” Let’s see what this smuck comes up with? WHAT THE HELL WAS SHE DOING IN HIS BATH TUB? Maintenance man?
    Happy Birthday Baby? Leaves me cold!!!