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Homicide Charges Filed In Carbon County Death

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JIM THORPE — A man has been charged in the death of a woman last week in Carbon County.

Anthony Heath, 24, of Allentown, is being charged with homicide for the death of Angela Steigerwalt, 35, of Tamaqua about a week ago.

He was arrested over the weekend in North Carolina where police found him driving Steigerwalt’s stolen car.

Steigerwalt’s body was found Saturday morning when crews put out a brush fire along Flagstaff Road in Jim Thorpe.

Court papers indicate that Heath admitted that he strangled Steigerwalt with an electrical cord in the bedroom of his Chew Street, Allentown apartment and then used her vehicle and credit card to purchase items to burn and dispose of her body.

Court papers say surveillance video from a Walmart near Allentown showed Heath buying a lighter and lighter fluid and using Steigerwalt’s credit card to buy clothes.

In addition to the homicide charges, Heath is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Heath is locked up without bail in the Lehigh County Prison.

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