Joel Ayala Jr is a twenty year old man from Lancaster Pennsylvania who has just been charged with the murder of his sister Linnette Ayala. According to police reports Joel Ayala Jr would shoot his sister Linnette Ayala multiple times in the head on March 10, 2022. Joey Ayala Jr who would admit to the murder and attempting to clean up the crime scene has been charged with one count of criminal homicide. 911 would receive a call from the father of Joel and Linnette stating his daughter was not breathing. When emergency personnel arrived at the Lancaster home they would find Linnette Ayala dead and partially wrapped up. Authorities believe Linnete Ayala died from cardiac arrest after being shot multiple times.
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A 20-year-old man is facing charges after police say he admitted to killing his sister at their East Hempfield Township home.
Joel Ayala Jr. is facing a single count of homicide for the death of his 22-year-old sister, Linnette Ayala.
Police found Linnette Ayala dead after responding to a report of cardiac arrest at a residence in the 2900 block of Spring Valley Road at 11:22 p.m. Thursday. Joel Ayala Sr. reported he found his daughter’s body partially wrapped in bedding in the garage, according to a criminal complaint.
Joel Ayala Jr. was not home when police arrived; he had left earlier with his mother.
he father found bleach, a bucket and other cleaning products along with blood on the sheets of his daughter’s bed, according to the complaint. Police found blood splatter in multiple locations throughout the house during their investigation.
Joel Ayala Jr. admitted to knowing his sister was dead and using a mop and bleach in the house before admitting he had killed his sister, according to the complaint.
Joel Ayala Jr. was taken to Lancaster County Prison without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 25.
Police will continue to investigate the incident.
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A woman’s body was found overnight in an East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, home, and her brother is charged in her death.
The body was found inside a house along Spring Valley Road.
- The victim, Linette Ayala, was 22 years old.
- She suffered traumatic injuries from an apparent assault, according to police.
- According to court documents, her father called 911 after returning home Thursday night and finding her body in the garage, wrapped in a blanket.
- Joel Ayala Jr., 20, is charged with criminal homicide. (Video below.)
- The criminal complaint alleges that when police asked him if he was responsible for his sister’s murder, he replied, “Yes.”
- Ayala also admitted to trying to clean up the crime scene, investigators said.
- There is no word on a motive for the killing
East Hempfield Township police issued the following statement Friday morning:
At 2322 hrs., Thursday March 10, 2022 East Hempfield Township Police Officers were dispatched by Lancaster County Wide Communication to an address in the 2900 block of Spring Valley Rd (East Hempfield Township- Lancaster County) in response to a cardiac arrest. The reporting person informed LCWC dispatch that a resident of the house was not breathing.
When officers arrived at the house, they located a deceased 22-year-old female who appeared to have sustained traumatic injury from an apparent assault.
A person of interest was identified and is currently being interviewed along with several witnesses.
The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and the Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney are assisting the East Hempfield Township Police Department in the investigation.
Pending notification of family, the name of the deceased female is not being released at this time. At this time, there is no danger to the community. As more information is learned, further detail will be released.