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Father of murdered woman wants more charges filed

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The family of Dauphin County woman found strangled in the woods off Route 11/15 in Perry County says their daughter is not getting the justice she deserves.

The badly decomposed body of Erica Klinger, 27, was discovered on July 2 in Perdix. State police have not said what led them to her.

Last week, homicide charges were filed against Luis Lugo-Davila. District Attorney Ed Marsico said Davila strangled Klinger on June 8 in a room at Hollywood Motel in Lower Swatara Township. Marsico said the pair had gotten into an argument over heroin.

"My daughter did not do heroin. No. I don't want to hear that," Lawrence Klinger said at a vigil for his daughter Monday night. "They did that stuff to rob her and everything else. I don't want to hear it was for heroin. I don't want to hear that."

Klinger said he wants police to file homicide charges against Davila's girlfriend, 32-year-old Maria Lara, who is already charged with three felonies connected to the theft of Klinger's vehicle. Police arrested Lara shortly after Klinger disappeared, when investigators say she and Davila were spotted driving the stolen car.

At a press conference last week, Marisco said no further charges would be brought against Lara, who remains in Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail.

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," Lawrence Klinger said. "Both were involved in my daughter's death, and I want both of them to pay."

Klinger's body has not yet been released back to her family, pending further forensic testing. In the meantime, her father says they will need help with funeral expenses.

This Saturday, a charity motorcycle ride is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. from 51 State Road in Mechanicsburg to 1236 Piketown Road in Linglestown. Registration is $20 per rider, while passengers are free. All proceeds will go to Klinger's family.

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