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Man Arrested in Slaying of Kansas Publisher

July 31, 1989

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) _ A man whose ex-wife had been dating the publisher of the Atchison Daily Globe was arrested today in the news executive’s slaying.

Lloyd S. Heaver, 40, was booked on charges of murder in the shooting death Saturday of Larry Sarvey, police said.

Police Chief Ron Pickman said Heaver was divorced last month from Sandi Heaver, an advertising representative at the newspaper. She had been dating Sarvey, the Globe’s 38-year-old publisher and general manager.

Sarvey’s body was found in his home Saturday. Pickman said he had been shot at least twice in the head with a shotgun. Screens on the front and rear doors had been cut, and the telephone line outside was severed, police said.

Sarvey, who was divorced and lived alone, became publisher of the Globe in February 1988. The paper is owned by Thomson Newspapers Inc. Sarvey was previously marketing director for Brehm Communications in Fort Madison, Iowa.

He served in the Army in Vietnam and attended Broome Community College in Binghamton, N.Y.

Survivors include daughters Jill, Renay, Sarah and Veronica, all of Binghamton, N.Y., and a son, Chris.

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