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Update: Victim of suspicious death near Kersey identified

Posted on 02/18/2020

The Weld County Coroner identified Tuesday the victim of a suspicious death discovered over the weekend in unincorporated Weld County west of Kersey.

The victim is Heather Frank, 48, of Greeley. The cause and manner of death are not being released at this time due to ongoing investigations by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. However, there is no threat to public safety.

About noon on Sunday, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with the execution of a search warrant at a house at 26712 Weld County Road 45, which is off U.S. 34 between Greeley and Kersey. Larimer County detectives were in Weld County following up on a lead in its investigation into the homicide of 53-year-old Greeley resident Stanley Scott Sessions.

On Feb. 10, Larimer County deputies were notified of a body in the area of Old Flowers Road and Pingree Park Road in Bellvue. The body was later identified as Sessions, a Greeley-based trumpet player.

On Sunday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Dean Eastman, 48, of Greeley in connection with the homicide. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body, both felonies.

During the search of the Weld County Road 45 address, Weld and Larimer County deputies discovered on the property the body of a deceased adult woman, later identified as Frank. Frank had an active warrant on suspicion of homicide at the time of her death.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office sought its own search warrant for the Weld County Road 45 property and is investigating Frank’s death. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Sessions’ homicide.

No other information was available as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.