Three people from Pennsylvania are accused of heartlessly strangling a 21-year-old man who was overdosing on heroin before dressing him up with a hat and sunglasses and dumping his body in the woods.
Joshua Rose, 21, died in August. First, he overdosed at a home in Scranton. Preston Layfield, 19, Tyler Mirabelli, 22, and Amanda Wayda, 20, allegedly dressed him up so that he looked alive before putting him in a car, according to WNEP-TV. Then, they all took a drive. They even stopped for gas.
"Bottom line, they drove right past a hospital and continued north on I-81," Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Mark Prushinski said. "At this time, we are not sure why they did that."
Instead of seeking out medical attention, the trio allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head, strangling him with a pair of jumper cables.
“Wayda said that she knew Rose was alive prior to the strangling,” a police affidavit states, “because she saw him breathing.”
Then, they tossed his body by an embankment, not far from railroad tracks, where his body was later discovered in September.
Rose's Facebook page paints a tragic story of a man who wanted love and support.
"Shoutout to people who grew up with emotionally unsupportive parents and have to hear other people talk about how supportive their families are while you're basically guiding yourself through life," Rose said in an Aug. 25 post.
Earlier that day he wrote, “ I'm just a nobody...... Expendable.”
He was a student at Luzerne County Community College.