Two men accused of stabbing a young Berks County woman and burning her alive are headed to trial.
Adam Lynch, 21, of Reading, and Ryan Schannauer, 19, of Wyomissing, waived their preliminary hearings Monday and allowed all charges against them to proceed to Lancaster County court.
Both are charged with homicide, kidnapping, arson, and abuse of a corpse in the death of 23-year-old Ashley Kline.
Kline's body was found by hikers Jan. 12 in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management
Area in Lancaster County nearly two weeks after she was reported
Authorities said Kline knew Lynch and Schannauer
and believed they were going to see a movie when the three left her home
the night of Dec. 30.
Lynch and Schannauer instead drove Kline to a remote area along
Laurel Drive in Clay Township. After some sort of sexual
altercation, Kline was stabbed multiple times and was still alive when she was doused with gasoline and set afire, according to investigators.
More than a week later on Jan. 8, the two returned to Kline's body
and set it on fire again to prevent anyone from identifying her, authorities said.
Both men remain in Lancaster County Prison without bail. A formal arraignment is scheduled March 28.