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ACSO: Man brings dead body of 26-year-old woman in pickup to Eagle fire station

Police identified the man as 26-year-old Zachary Pennisi and has charged him with a felony count of failure to notify or delay notification of death. (Photo courtesy Ada County Sheriff)

Police say a man brought the dead body of a 26-year-old woman to an Eagle fire station Saturday.

Police identified the man as 26-year-old Zachary Pennisi and has charged him with a felony count of failure to notify or delay notification of death.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, Pennisi showed up at Eagle Fire Station #2 on E. Floating Feather Road with the body of the 26-year-old woman in a pickup truck Saturday just before 7:30 a.m..

The sheriff's office says it appears the woman had overdosed on heroin and was pronounced dead by the time officers arrived at the station.

Detectives say Pennisi originally told them that he woke up around 7 a.m. and discovered the woman wasn’t inside his home in the Beacon Light/Horseshoe Bend neighborhood. Pennisi said he went outside to smoke a cigarette and found her unconscious and unresponsive in the driveway. That's when he said he put her in the truck, called 911, and went to the fire station.

Detectives then say, after further investigation they found the woman had been dead for a much longer amount of time. They say they found evidence of drug use at Pennisi’s home and discovered he tried to conceal evidence.

Eagle Police arrested Pennisi and booked him into the Ada County Jail. He was released Monday after posting a $50,000 bond.

Pennisi is scheduled to make his next court appearance Aug. 27.

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