Family and friends of a Saline County woman who was found murdered in her home back in June continue to seek justice, and are offering over 36,000 reasons for someone to come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
The family of Lori Heimer have raised $28,000 in reward money, and combined with a little over $8,000 from the Salina Crime Stoppers organization and private donors, the reward fund now stands at a little over $36,000.
The Heimer family presented their $28,000 to the Crime Stoppers organization Tuesday afternoon during a media event.
The family hopes that the reward, which is now the largest ever local Crime Stoppers Reward in Salina, will prompt someone to come forward with information that helps crack the case. Authorities say that no piece of information is to small or insignificant to report.
Back on June 25th authorities were called to 10525 South Hopkins Road near Assaria to investigate the brutal murder of 57-year-old Lori Heimer. Investigators are working alongside KBI agents to find the person or persons responsible for killing the woman who operated a dog breeding business at her home.
During the investigation, two vehicles of interest have been developed. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicles.
They are: An older flatbed pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet, which is ‘beat-up’, maroon in color, white front bumper, silver grill, wide-style side mirrors, with a driver that is 50 years of age or older, with ‘salt and pepper’ hair.
An older-style, small pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet S-10, two-tone dark blue on top and bottom with light blue in the middle, the back bumper is silver, but the tailgate is blue (like the body of the truck) and is newer or appeared to have minimal damage when compared to the body of the truck, the remainder of the vehicle is described as ‘beat up’ and ‘scratched up’. There may be two animal cages or crates in the back. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male approximately 40 years of age with shoulder length hair, wearing glasses.
If you, or someone you know, fits this description please notify investigators immediately.
Heimer was known to advertise her business in the region’s metropolitan markets, to include Wichita and Kansas City.
To provide information, please contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (24 hours a day) at 1- 800-KSCRIME or the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (785) 826-6500 during business hours.
Saline County Sheriff Elect Roger Soldan previously told KSAL News “if the public has any information at all, even if they think it is minor and they haven’t and would like to call in, we would sure like to have any information they can give us.”