UPDATE: More Details on Assaria Homicide

On June 25, 2016, at 7:48p.m., Salina EMS and Saline County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 10525 S Hopkins Road in rural Saline County in reference to a possible death at the residence. Once at the scene, Salina EMS pronounced Lori J Heimer (57) deceased.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was contacted to assist the Saline County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation, and they responded with agents and their Crime Scene Response Team.

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.

The investigators are also seeking any other information the public could offer about the victim. Specifically, investigators are seeking:

Anyone that came into contact with Lori Heimer on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th.

Anyone who has had an appointment with Lori Heimer in reference to her dog business during the month of June 2016.

To share information in reference to this incident 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.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the KBI will be releasing no further information at this time.