GREELEY — The victim of what the Weld County Sheriff’s Office is calling a “suspicious death” has been identified as a 48-year-old Greeley woman and appears to be connected to another homicide being investigated by the Larimer County Sherrif’s Office.
Heather Frank was found dead at a home east of Greeley, just off U.S. 34 near Kersey. It is unknown why Frank was at that location, or how long she had been dead.
According to a news release from Weld County, Frank’s body was found while Weld County Sheriff’s deputies were assisting Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies execute a search warrant at the home in conjunction with the homicide of Stanley Scott Sessions, 53, of Greeley.
The cause and manner of Frank’s death are not being released at this time because of ongoing investigations.
Sessions was found dead near Old Flowers and Pingree Park roads in Bellvue, northwest of Fort Collins on Feb. 10. His family reported him missing after he failed to show up for a gig. Sessions had not been seen since Feb. 8th when he told others he was going to Fort Collins to see a friend.
Sessions was a beloved musician, playing trumpet for popular Northern Colorado Blues band the Movers & Shakers as well as with George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band, another popular Northern Colorado entertainment group.
A memorial and celebration of Sessions’ life will be held from 4-8 p.m. on March 28 at Journey Christian Church, 4754 W 31st St, Greeley.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Dean Eastman on Feb. 16, on charges of 1st Degree Murder (a class1 felony), Tampering with a Deceased Human Body (class 3 felony) and an outstanding warrant from the Denver Police Department, which according to the booking report is for 3rd-degree assault.
He has not been charged in Frank’s death as of Wednesday afternoon.
Frank had an active warrant out for her arrest on suspicion of homicide at the time of her death. There is no additional information available about the warrant, however, public records connect Frank, Eastman and Sessions as having known each other in some capacity.
Frank and Eastman were both listed as residents in an apartment in Greeley. Eastman’s Facebook page, which is under the name Kevin Quintana, lists him in a relationship with Frank since 2018.
Although there is little information available about the connection between Sessions and Frank, they did appear to know each other as they were connected through social media.
Larimer County will continue to lead the investigation into Session’s death, while Weld County will lead the investigation into Frank’s death.
Anyone with information about Session’s death is asked to contact Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Justin Atwood at (970) 498-5143. Anyone with information about Frank’s death is asked to call Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015.
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