Man arrested, reports woman's dead body in Williamsport hotel room

A man is facing charges after waiting several days to report a woman's death in his Williamsport hotel room.

Police say 59-year-old John Cobb had a hotel room at the Budget Inn Motel on Lycoming Creek Road for a week's stay.

Cobb told authorities the woman stayed in his room Friday night, and when he left for most of Saturday, he returned to her unresponsive.

Officials say he was scared due to his supervised bail and ankle monitor. On Sunday, he left a note on the door so staff didn't enter the room.

Cobb reportedly slept on people's porches for several nights before calling 911 Wednesday.

The 34-year-old woman's identity has not yet been released.

Cobb is behind bars on recklessly endangering another person and abuse of corpse charges.


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