Chambersburg woman found dead, husband suspect


CHAMBERSBURG – A Chambersburg-area woman was found dead Wednesday evening at her home in Lurgan Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, officers were dispatched to the 8900 block of McClays Mill Road to assist another law enforcement agency with an investigation.

Upon arrival, contact was unable to be made with anyone at the residence and it was learned that the female resident, Kyline Avey, 41, had not been seen or heard from for several days.  Based upon the suspicious circumstances regarding the unknown location or condition of the female, a search of the property revealed a deceased female in a wooded area to the rear of the property, later identified as Avey.

Avey was found to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and a homicide investigation was initiated by the Troop H Major Case Team, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, and the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.

Subsequent investigation identified the suspect as Derrick Glen Avey, 42, of Newburg.

During the investigation into Kyline’s death PSP said they learned Derrick Avey was involved in an officer involved shooting incident in Prince George County, Virginia, prior to Kyline’s body being discovered. 

Derrick Avey is deceased as a result of the officer involved shooting and the Virginia State Police are investigating.

An autopsy for Kyline Avey has been scheduled for June 3.  The homicide investigation is ongoing. 

According to PSP, this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

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