Two men charged with stabbing woman before setting her on fire


Left to Right: Adam Lynch and Ryan Schannauer

State police have charged two men with the death of a Berks County woman whose body was found Sunday in Lancaster County.

Adam Lynch, 21 of Reading and Ryan Schannauer,19, of Wyomissing, are both being charged with homicide, conspiracy, arson, and abuse of a corpse in the death of 23-year-old Ashley Kline.


Kline was reported missing on December 30. Her body was found on Sunday evening at the Middle Creek Wildlife preserve in Clay Township.

Police say Lynch and Schannauer picked Kline up from her home on the evening of December 30. They then drove her to the remote area where police say there was a struggle  as the three moved towards the woods.

Police say the suspects stabbed Kline multiple times before drenching her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

A news conference is set for 10a.m. with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.

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