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    MO - Diana Ault, 26, Independence, 31 January 1994


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    Homicide 'cold case' reopened

    Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:12 PM CST Updated: Oct 10, 2013 7:11 PM CST
    By Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer
    By Dave Eckert, Assignment Editor

    Ault was 26 years old when she was found shot to death in her home located in the 19000 block of East Ninth Street-South in Independence.
    Detectives are hoping social media can help in a cold case homicide
    Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2013 4:36AM

    She had just returned with her son and daughter after watching the Super Bowl with relatives. The house was ransacked, but nothing was taken except for the murder weapon, which belonged to Ault and her husband.
    https://www.facebook.com/DianaMarieAult

    http://justicefordianaault.com/
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    Police Hope For New Leads In Ault, DeLeon Murders
    DNA Technology Could Help Investigators If New Leads Come In

    UPDATED 3:11 AM CST Feb 11, 2004

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Investigators said that technology or new witnesses may help solve two murders more than 10 years ago.

    KMBC's Peggy Breit reported that the Diana Ault murder case is cold, but it is not forgotten. Neither is the case of Sarah DeLeon, which has a connection to the Ault homicide.

    Ault, 26, was a wife and mother who was walking into her Independence home on a Super Bowl Sunday in 1994 when she was killed. She had just come home from watching the football game with her mother-in-law. As she walked in the house with her infant daughter in a car seat and her 4-year-old son, Ault was shot in the chest as she headed toward the kitchen.

    Read more: http://www.kmbc.com/Police-Hope-For-...#ixzz2hP8t0RQi
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    From your link, Bessie:

    "Investigators found out she had ties to another murder victim -- 18-year-old Sarah DeLeon.

    DeLeon was stabbed to death fours years earlier and her body dumped by some railroad tracks. Police found her car abandoned on 78th Street underneath Interstate 70.Breit reported that the postal worker had dated DeLeon's boyfriend, then he broke up with her to go back to DeLeon. The common thread intrigues police, but no arrest has come of it."
    Diana Ault's husband has an affair with a postal worker.
    Sarah DeLeon's boyfriend has an affair with the same postal worker.

    Am I getting this right?

    And both these women end up getting killed?

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    Facebook tribute page for Diane Ault:

    https://www.facebook.com/DianaMarieAult

    Website:

    http://justicefordianaault.com/

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    This sounds like a hit. They were looking for something specific in the house. It would be something they thought the Aults had (whether they did or not). It would be something that did not really fit with their lifestyle. But, they honestly may not have owned any such thing.

    But, they shot her without hesitation and then just left.

    speculation and moo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwegian View Post
    From your link, Bessie:



    Diana Ault's husband has an affair with a postal worker.
    Sarah DeLeon's boyfriend has an affair with the same postal worker.

    Am I getting this right?

    And both these women end up getting killed?
    Yes, you've got it right.

    Ault-->Ault's husband-->postal worker<--DeLeon's bf<--DeLeon
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    Candlelight vigil remembers unsolved murders from two decades ago
    January 19
    By JOE ROBERTSON
    The Kansas City Star


    Snipped:

    Josh Ault was only 4 when his mother was shot in their Independence home right after she returned with her two young children on Jan. 31, 1994.

    He remembers the startling sound of the gunshot by an intruder. He remembers “seeing the shadow of her falling to the floor,” he said.
    http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/19...-unsolved.html
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    Investigators recently announced that they are close to solving the murder of Sarah DeLeon. They suspect the perpetrator is also responsible for the murder of Diana Ault.

    http://www.kmbc.com/news/police-tips...icide/39778802

    Police said Sunday that the investigation into DeLeon’s death is nearly complete and will be presented to the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office in the coming weeks

    They also said they believe DeLeon’s death is linked to the Jan. 30, 1994 slaying of Diana Ault in Independence, Missouri.
    Investigators said they think the two slayings may be connected to a Feb. 13, 1987 incident in which two people tricked a victim into leaving her home in a limousine and took her to a Kansas City, Kansas, motel.

    "It's the American Motel at 78th (Street) and Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas," said Detective Scott Howard, of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

    They believe a suspect and accomplice with ties to both homicides may be linked to all three cases and several others.

    "We believe our suspect is a female," said Howard.

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    KC Star article on the Ault (Independence MO) and DeLeon (KCK) cases:

    KCK police have suspect and hope to solve 1989 murder case of Sarah DeLeon


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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Investigators recently announced that they are close to solving the murder of Sarah DeLeon. They suspect the perpetrator is also responsible for the murder of Diana Ault.

    http://www.kmbc.com/news/police-tips...icide/39778802
    It is great there seems to be a big development after so many years it gives me hope for other cases that appear ice cold at the moment.


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    Not really much of an update, except that there are still no arrests in either case. Ugh.

    "The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) believes a 26-year-old cold case murder is connected to another unsolved murder just across the border in Missouri. They say that the link is a romantic rival and they are focused on a female suspect.And yet, since the police department made that extraordinary announcement at a press conference this past May, there has not been an arrest in either case."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/coul...milies-n665321

    Whoever it is sounds extremely dangerous and needs to be taken off the streets.

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    There has been an arrest in the more-than-likely related case of Sarah Jo DeLeon.

    Smithville woman arrested in connection to 1989 KCK cold case murder of Sarah DeLeon
    KCK police confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that an arrest was made....in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Sarah DeLeon. Smithville woman Carolyn J. Heckert, 48, is in custody in Clay County.....Heckert is being held on a $1 million bond and was taken into custody by US Marshals at about 3 p.m. [No information has been released yet about] the number of charges that Heckert faces.

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    I do not know how to share a link, but many also mention DianaAult's murder, so they believe they are connected

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    After arrest in Sarah DeLeon case, Diana Ault's family hopes justice is around the corner

    http://www.kctv5.com/story/33440256/...und-the-corner

    Bill Laskey believes Carolyn Heckert, who is now behind bars and charged in connection to DeLeon’s death, was responsible for his daughter’s death.

    Laskey hopes Heckert rots in jail surrounded by pictures of his daughter and Sarah DeLeon.

    “On the walls ceiling and floor, so the only way she can get away from them is to look through the bars,” Laskey said. “By looking through the bars, she will say crap, I screwed up.”

    Ault’s children have changed their Facebook profile pictures, using DeLeon’s picture with the inscription: “Justice for Sarah.”



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