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.