Men Face Trial In Salina Woman’s Death

Two men will stand trial for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of a 27-year-old Salina woman.

Twenty-five-year-old Joel Heil and 33-year-old Dane DeWeese, of Abilene, were bound over for trial Monday in the death of Kristin Tyler.

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.

The men are expected to enter a plea during arraignment Jan. 10.


Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal