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Press Secretary to Sen. Evans Found Slain in Her Apartment

Associated Press

Sen. Daniel J. Evans (R-Wash.) said his press secretary, Sally F. Heet, was found stabbed to death in her Capitol Hill apartment today.

Evans said Ms. Heet, 35, formerly of Seattle, was “killed, apparently last night, in her apartment.”

The senator said he became concerned when she failed to meet him and a reporter for breakfast.

Her stepbrother and a member of Evans’ staff went to her apartment, where they found the body about 10:30 a.m., Evans said.

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He described her as “a close friend . . . lively and vivacious. I’ll miss her forever. She had been a part of a very, very close team. The whole office is in shock.”

Sally Heet joined Evans’ staff as press secretary in 1983 after the senator took office on the death of Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.). Before that, she had worked as a vice president and manager of corporate communications for Rainier National Bank. Earlier, she was an account executive for a Seattle public relations firm.

Evans said there was no sign of struggle in the third-floor apartment. She was last seen when she left his office at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, he said.


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