An Allentown stripper who was found dead in a Bethlehem Township home in December died from the combined effects of heroin and alcohol intoxication, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Wednesday.
Lysek has ruled the death of 26-year-old Amy Soule accidental. Law enforcement authorities had initially labeled the death suspicious.
Soule, who was employed at the Platinum Plus Gentleman’s Club on Airport Road, died on Dec. 5 in the master bedroom of 3920 Country Club Road, the home of Chad Michael Delp, 36, according to a search warrant executed at the scene.
Police found Soule’s body nude, save for a pair of low-cut white socks. She was lying face down on top of the bed’s comforter and covered by a white blanket from the waist down, the search warrant said.
Police found empty heroin packets and a glass pipe and grinder – items commonly used to smoke marijuana – near Soule’s body.
Delp told police that he had been conversing with Soule by telephone and text for a year before he met her in person at the strip club on Dec. 4, according to the search warrant. She accompanied him home after she got off work, Delp told police.
Delp said that he left Soule behind when he went to work the next morning and that she was dead in his bed when he got back home at a little after 1 p.m.