Man accused of hiding woman's corpse says she died during sex

A Wisconsin man claims he had nothing to do with the death of a woman, despite dumping her dead body at a truck stop.

According to WISC, Marco Rodriguez told authorities that he and Nakiela Thompson were having sex in his bedroom, but they stopped when she began "acting strange" then started gasping for air as foam started to come out of her mouth.

Soon thereafter, the 27-year-old woman allegedly stopped breathing.

Along with admitting that he had been paying her for intercourse over the last two months, Rodriguez claims he panicked as he began putting Thompson's clothes back on, laid her body in his truck and encased her body in a tarp.

(Marco Rodriguez via Rock County Sheriff's Office)

Police say her body was discovered with bruises on her face as well as a sutured laceration on her forehead.

The 50-year-old resident of Beloit said he used a dumpster at the tire shop where he works and lives to throw out her personal property, including her purse, cell phone and shoes.

She was found by a truck driver on Nov. 1 face down in a field beneath a semitrailer, the Beloit Daily News reports.

Her autopsy showed she died due to asphyxia, but the cause remains uncertain though it noted the presence of cocaine.

Rodriguez was arrested on Dec. 14 and has been charged with one count of hiding a corpse.

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