Results of the autopsy on Julia Law, the 26-year-old girlfriend of criminal defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr., were not expected to be released until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, police said Monday
Law, a paralegal at Peruto's Philadelphia firm, was found naked and facedown in a bathtub full of water at Peruto's home, on the 2000 block of Delancey Place, about 10 a.m. Saturday.
A maintenance man discovered the body, police said. Peruto told police he was in Avalon, N.J., at the time.
Peruto could not be reached Monday. In a text message to The Inquirer on Sunday, he expressed dismay at the news of Law's death, writing, "Julia was a beautiful, caring free spirit hippy, who I was blessed to have known." He added, "Words can't express how sad I am to finally have met someone who I believed truly loved me."