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Third Arrest In Connection With Salina Murder

KSAL StaffFebruary 26, 2014

Police make a third arrest in connection with the 2013 disappearance and murder of a Salina woman.

Last spring 27-year-old Kristin Tyler of Salina went missing. The mother of four was missing two weeks last spring before her body was found in a ravine off Interstate 135 in rural Saline County.

Back on April 25th Tyler went missing. Her body was discovered on May 9th, just west of Salina on Stimmel Road below Interstate 135. Numerous law enforcement officers had been searching the area, and a sheriff deputy on patrol made the discovery.

Shortly after the body was found police arrested 25-year-old Joel Heil and 33-year-old Dane DeWeese, both of Abilene, in connection with the crime.

DeWeese’s trial is set for later this month, and Heil’s trial is scheduled for May.

Police say that a third arrest was made Wednesday. 21-year-old Megan Wells of Abilene was booked into the Saline County Jail on charges that could include conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder. Her bond is set at $1 million.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Salina Police Department are continuing with their investigation.

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