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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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  • MyTakeOnIt

    Wow. Who is teaching our teens rights and wrongs that will destroy their lives because there are a whole lot of young twenty-somethings making these ill decisions.

  • karen

    This is so sad!! I agree with the above comment….who is teaching these teens morals, what is right and wrong, harming a young lady like that in any way is SO WRONG yet murdering her?? They are so young, 19 & 21 years old, I'm not trying to blame there parents but something isn't right here that they would kill at such a young age, and this is happening all over the world here lately!! I was raised with MORALS and that right there is enough for me that I would never want to violently hurt someone, well I don't try to hurt anyone in general! One of the 10 COMMANDMENTS "Thou Shall Not Kill"
    I pray that God will watch over this young ladies family and help them through their grieving process, its is hard enough to lose a loved one but to have to go through such a violent loss of a child is heart wrenching for these parents and I just ask God to touch their hearts and give them some sort of peace knowing that their little girl is with Jesus now and not hurting, & I hope they are not consumed with hatred for what they did to her because that will only make there life miserable even though I know myself I would probably want to get sweet revenge on them but why end up in the same place they will….HELL! RIP Ashley Kline!!

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