Body identified in Clay Twp.

By on January 15, 2014

Determined to be missing Berks County woman; homicide investigation begins

Two weeks after 23-year-old Berks County resident Ashley Lynn Kline went missing, her remains were found by two people on Laurel Road in Middle Creek Wildlife in Clay Township. Her death has also been ruled as a homicide.

Kline was determined to be missing after she left her father’s house in Robesonia on Dec. 30. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recovery Kline’s body on Laurel Drive.

“Everybody is working very hard on this,” said Chief of Police David Steffen of Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department. “The investigation is continuing with police and forensics working on the case.”

The human remains were discovered on Jan. 12. Laurel Drive was closed to public access and a forensic investigation was conducted by the NLCRPD, Pennsylvania State Police, Lancaster County Forensic Unit, and the Office of the Lancaster County Coroner.

Last week, a pair of waste pools across from Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown were drained after a piece of evidence was found near the pools. However, Steffen could not confirm if that piece of evidence was positively linked to Kline.

At this point, it hasn’t been determined if Kline was killed in Berks or Lancaster County, but Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department will continue to handle the case.

Steffen encouraged anyone with information on the case, to call the NLCRPD at 733-0965, state police Reading barracks at 1-610-378-4011, or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.

The matter remains under investigation in cooperation with the Office of the Lancaster County District Attorney and the Pennsylvania State Police.

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