Police seek public’s help in killing of pregnant Amish woman in Western Pa.

This image taken from video shows a sign displayed at a local business in Spartansburg, Pa., Feb. 27, 2024. Investigators have no suspects in the killing of a pregnant 23-year-old Amish woman inside her home in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, and are appealing for tips from the public to help solve the crime, a state police spokeswoman said Wednesday. (Craig Rouse/WJET via AP)

By Ashley Adams

February 28, 2024

Police are appealing for tips from the public to help solve the murder of a 23-year old pregnant Amish woman near rural Spartansburg

A pregnant 23-year old Amish woman was killed inside her home in rural northwestern Pennsylvania Monday and police have no suspects.

Rebekah Byler was the victim of a criminal homicide in her home on Fish Flats Road, a few miles outside Spartansburg, Trooper Cynthia Schick said Wednesday. Police are appealing for tips from the public to help solve the crime.

A relative and a family friend discovered her body in the living room around noon on Monday. They also found her two young children in the home, unharmed, The Meadville Tribune reported, citing prosecutors and the coroner.

Schick said an autopsy Tuesday has provided evidence including when she was killed. She said no children were harmed, but declined to share other details.

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest of the person who killed Byler. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or going online here.

Anyone who saw any suspicious people, vehicles or activity in the area are asked to call the Corry station at 814-663-2043.


  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.



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