Crime & Courts

Inquiry into Horton woman's death continues

ATCHISON — Investigators continue to pursue leads into the killing of a northeast Kansas woman, despite the conviction of a man in her death, a lawyer said.

Patricia Kimmi, 58, a Horton woman, disappeared from her home in November 2009. Her remains were found six months later on property near a farm belonging to Roger Hollister, who was subsequently convicted in her death. Hollister, 59, of rural Sabetha, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

"Like I said after the trial, this case isn't over," said Gerald Kuckelman Jr., Atchison County attorney. "After the trial, we issued a few subpoenas to begin another inquisition."

Kuckelman said investigators are focusing on two other people, but he declined to name them.

During Hollister's trial, his lawyers claimed he was a pawn of someone else who wanted Kimmi dead. They sought to implicate Kimmi's ex-husband, who was never charged.

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