Authorities in Indianapolis have a suspect in connection to the “brutal and evil” killings of two women who were found dead just days apart.
David Hiner, 30, was charged with two counts of murder on Friday. He is accused of killing Shannon Lassere, 58, and Marianne Weis, 52.
Lassere’s body was found in a parking lot on January 27. Weis was discovered 150 yards away behind a building on Feb. 1.
Both victims had “multiple sharp force injuries”. Indianapolis Interim Police Chief Christopher Bailey said Hiner knew Weis.
“This was brutal and evil, what happened to them. An arrest in this case will not bring these two women back, but I pray this step brings the family and the loved ones the comfort they need as they continue to grieve,” he said.
Hiner was caught on surveillance footage leaving a bar with Weis the night she was killed. He was arrested on Tuesday by officers patrolling the area.
A search of his apartment unveiled shoes with “dried blood on them” and pairs of jeans “soaking in bleach in a bucket.”
The blood on the suspect’s shoes matched blood of both victims. Hiner denied his involvement in the killings but admitted he was the individual caught on surveillance footage.