Suspect in strangling death found in Va.

October 3, 2008 5:27:13 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania man wanted in the strangling death of a woman whose body was found the trunk of a car is in custody after he was caught napping at a Virginia highway rest stop.

Officials say Virginia state troopers checking a report of a suspicious car found 32-year-old Julio Lastra sleeping in a stolen vehicle at an Interstate 95 rest stop south of Richmond.

Lastra is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 25 strangulation of Marisol Rivera of Frystown, Berks County. Her body was found in the trunk after Lastra crashed a car in the Harrisburg area and fled a week ago.

He's being held in the Riverside Regional Jail at Hopewell, Va., awaiting transport back to Pennsylvania.

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