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Lancaster investigators need public's help to find woman's killer

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There are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the murder of a young Berks County woman. Twenty-three-year-old Ashley Kline's body was found Sunday in Lancaster County. Investigators still do not know who killed her or why. They are asking public to help solve the case.

Kline's father, Michael, told abc27 News his daughter was passionate about children. She was a babysitter, helped out in her church's nursery, and taught at vacation bible school.

"Very friendly and very trusting which I think was the downfall here that she just trusted the wrong person," Michael Kline said.

Kline went missing on December 30, 2013. A passerby found her body on Sunday at the Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve in Clay Township. Investigators said Kline's body was there for more than a few days although it is unclear where she was killed.

What investigators do know is that someone beat her to death.

"From looking at her you could not tell who it was so they had to get her dental records," said Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman.

Investigators are trying to figure out who killed Kline and why, an answer no one seems to know.

"I really can't say who would've done it or why. Just sick people out there that just prey on innocent people," Michael Kline said.

"I don't have any evidence at this point in time that there's some type of serial killer, what have you, running around in that vicinity. We don't even know where she was killed," said Stedman.

That is why investigators and family members are begging anyone with information to come forward.

"There's some people out there who's gonna be watching this that absolutely know something about this case. Whether it's how she was killed, who killed her or somebody that know about her background," Stedman said.

"I'd like to know who did it, and I want justice," said Michael Kline.

Anyone with information on this crime should call state police at (610) 378-4011 or the Lancaster County District Attorney's office at (717) 299-8100.

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