Evidence Collection Phase is Done

Authorities have finished collecting evidence at a rural Saline County murder scene and released the home back to the victim’s family.

Investigators believe 57-year-old Lori J. Heimer was killed inside her rural Assaria home sometime during the afternoon of June 25th.

Saline County Undersheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that deputies and members of the  Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Scene Response Team wrapped up the collection phase of the investigation as the agency continues to stitch together clues to find the killer.

“We’ve got tons of physical evidence and lots of leads to follow up on,” Undersheriff Roger Soldan said Tuesday morning.

Soldan continues to ask residents in that area to reflect back on their weekend – and try to remember if they can recall anything that seemed different or out of place, “Even if they think a detail is too small or not important,  it could be and we would like to hear from the public,” he said.

Just before 8pm on June 25th, deputies were sent to 10525 S. Hopkins Road in rural Saline County in reference to a death at the residence. Lori J Heimer, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe she died sometime earlier in the day, on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities have yet to release the cause of death or information about weapons that may have been involved in the murder.

Soldan says that they are actively looking for the killer, but no specific suspect has been identified. He is asking for the public’s help.

Anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area is asked to contact either the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (785) 826-6500 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KSCRIME.