Saline County Sheriff's Office identifies woman found dead in Assaria

ASSARIA, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: Authorities in Saline County are asking residents to keep their homes locked as they investigate a possible homicide.

Captain Roger Solden with the Saline County Sheriff's Office says family members found Lori Heimer dead in her home in the 10500 block of S. Hopkins on Saturday. That's near Assaria in Rural Saline County.

Authorities are asking the public if they saw anything that looked suspicious in the area. They do not have a specific suspect or anyone of interest at this time.

Captain Solden would not comment on how Heimer was killed. Friends say Heimer owned a poodle-breeding business that she ran from her home. They say she made the Assaria community better.

"They know they will get though this, but it's going to take a long time because she had such an impact. It's gonna be a long haul," said one of Heimer's friends.
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman in rural Saline County.

According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 10500 block of S. Hopkins Road, which is near Assaria, at shortly before 8:00 pm on Saturday.

There, they found 57-year-old Lori J. Heimer, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Salina EMS.

The KBI was called in to investigate the incident and no other information has been released.

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