Man charged with dumping body in Bensalem

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Erik Finnegan is accused of dumping the body of a woman who overdosed on drugs in Bensalem.

A man has been charged with abuse of a corpse for allegedly dumping the body of a woman who overdosed on drugs along a road in Bensalem.

Bensalem police said Wednesday that Erik Finnegan confessed to leaving the body of 25-year-old Stephanie Machen along Mill Road.

The Norristown woman's body was found about 10 a.m. Tuesday. She apparently died from a drug overdose at a house on the 700 block of West Russell Street in Philadelphia's Franklinville section, authorities said.

Police didn't disclose whether or how Finnegan and Machen knew each other, and said the case remained under investigation.

Finnegan was being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.