Funeral, memorial set for slain Pennsylvania bride-to-be

DALLASTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Funeral arrangements and plans for a memorial scholarship have been released for a central Pennsylvania native who police say was slain before her North Carolina apartment was set on fire.

The funeral for 27-year-old Amanda Strous will be Saturday morning at Aldersgate United Methodist in York, Pennsylvania. Strous was raised in the church. A scholarship in her name as also been started by the Dallastown Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Officials in Nye County, Nevada, say they’ve captured 28-year-old Matthew Thomas Benner who allegedly confessed to killing Strous on June 18 before setting her apartment on fire. Both lived in different units in the same Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex.

Strous was to be married next month.

Authorities arrested Benner in Nevada on Monday after tracing his cellphone signal to that state.

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