Spring Grove murder: 59-year-old man charged by police

Written by Anthony J. Machcinski/York Daily Record | Dec 18, 2017 7:15 AM

Ray Heck Sr., 59, of Spring Grove has been charged in the murder of a 24-year-old Spring Grove woman. (Photo: Photo courtesy Southwestern Regional Police Department)

(Spring Grove) -- A 59-year-old Spring Grove man has been charged in the homicide death of Samantha Stein on Sunday, Southwestern Regional Police said.

Ray Heck Sr., of the first block of N. Main St., was arrested at his home at 6 p.m. Sunday, police said. He is charged with criminal homicide, burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. 

Stein was found dead just after 7 a.m. on Saturday inside her home by her boyfriend, police said. Stein also lived on the first block of N. Main St. She died as a result of stab wounds, police said.

Three children under the age of 11 who were at home at the time of the incident were unharmed. They are currently with family, police said.

Police said that video showed Heck entering and leaving the victim's home, and evidence, including a knife believed to be the homicide weapon, was found in dumpsters and a wooded area.

A motive behind the crime is not clear, police said. Heck and Stein did know each other prior to the incident due to the proximity of their homes, police said.

"It was a pretty substantial crime scene and the forensic unit has a lot to process from the scene," Southwestern Regional Police Chief Gregory Bean said Saturday. 


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Contents being brought out to the York County Forensic Unit vehicle from inside the home of an alleged homicide in Spring Grove Borough.

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