KBI looking for two ‘trucks of interest’ in death of Assaria woman


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says two vehicles of interest have been identified in the death of 57-year-old Lori Heimer of Assaria. A relative of Heimer found her body on Saturday night.

The KBI said in a news release Wednesday one of the vehicles it is looking for in connection with Heimer’s death is an older flatbed pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet, which is “beat-up,” maroon in color with a white front bumper, silver grill and wide-style side mirrors.  The driver of the truck is believed to be male, 50 years of age or older, with salt and pepper hair.

The second vehicle is an older-style, small pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet S-10, two-tone with dark blue on top and bottom light blue in the middle. The truck’s 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.

Officials with Saline County say Heimer was killed sometime Saturday afternoon. Later that evening, a family member came home and found her inside the home then called Salina EMS to the scene.

“Lori J. Heimer was pronounced dead at the scene by Salina EMS at 8 p.m. in what appears to a homicide,” said Captain Roger Soldan, Saline County Sheriff’s Office. “At that time, we contacted the KBI and asked them to respond and assist us with this investigation.”

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 826-6500, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KSCRIME.

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