Joel Ayala Jr. admits to killing his own sister: Police

Joel Ayala Jr. appeared in a photograph

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with the murder of his sister, who was found dead last weekend.

Joel Ayala Jr.20 years old, charged with one count of murder for allegedly shooting his sister, 22 years old Linnette Ayalain the late evening of Thursday, March 10, 2022. He allegedly admitted the crime in the early morning hours of Friday, March 11, 2022.

An initial police report said the victim “appears to have sustained trauma following an apparent assault.”

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni said the dead woman was shot repeatedly in the head. However, the exact number of times she was shot, was not disclosed by the coroner due to the nature of the ongoing investigation. according to Lancaster Online.

East Hempfield Township Police Department officers said they were responding to a reported cardiac arrest at Ayala’s home at around 11:22 p.m. in question, according to a criminal complaint. taken by The 911 call was made by the victim’s father, who is said to have told Lancaster County wide media that he had found his daughter dead in their garage.

The officers say they came to find Ayala dead. Many local media have described her as “partially wrapped” in “bedding”.

Police say the bullet wounds caused her to go into cardiac arrest and then stop breathing. The defendant was not home at the time police arrived, as he had previously left to go somewhere with his mother, according to law enforcement.

Ayala’s father is said to have told authorities he had found several cleaning supplies – including bleach, other cleaning products and a bucket – near the scene of his daughter’s murder. In addition, blood was found on the sheets in the woman’s bedroom, police said.

The EHTPD said the defendant admitted to killing his sister and then tried to clean up the evidence during the interview Friday morning, according to court records obtained by the local NBC affiliate WGAL.

“Yes,” he allegedly said when investigators asked if he was responsible for his sister’s murder.

A GoFundMe for Linnette Ayalawho is also known as “MissionFrom the organizer, has raised nearly $12,000 as of the time of this writing.

“Whatever will help, all profits will go towards funeral expenses etc.” Elba Irizarry written in the fundraiser’s sparse description. “Thank you.”

According to, the police have interviewed several witnesses in the case so far. The investigation is said to be continuing.

In addition, police said, they found “blood splattered at various locations throughout the house,” Lancaster Online Report. The typical name for such a crime scene designation is “blood splattered. ”

Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the killing.

The defendant was silently ushered in and out of a building by police wearing blue hospital-like suits in front of local reporters on Friday morning, according to police. video shot by WGAL.

Joel Ayala Jr is currently being held in the Lancaster County Jail without bail.

He is now expected to attend the preliminary hearing on March 25, 2022, which is more than a week from today.

[image via Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office]

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