AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn Police announced that on Monday Derrill Richard “Rick” Ennis was arrested in Pilot, Montgomery County, Virginia, by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Virginia State SWAT and Montgomery County Virginia SWAT teams on outstanding grand jury indictments for Capital Murder (Burglary) and Capital Murder (Kidnapping).
The indictments stem from an ongoing investigation by Auburn Police and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Cold Case Unit into the disappearance of Lori Ann Slesinski in June 2006.
Slesinski was first reported missing in June of 2006 after she hadn’t been heard from in several days, couldn’t be reached by family members and had not reported to work. On June 14, her vehicle, a 2005 Mazda Tribute, was discovered engulfed in flames at the dead end of DeKalb Street. Ennis, who was an acquaintance at the time, became a person of interest in the case. After being questioned by police, he abruptly moved from Auburn.
The Auburn Police Division, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Cold Case Unit and the Lee County District Attorney’s Office initiated a collaborative effort in April 2017 resulting in a determination that Lori was murdered by Ennis. He was indicted on Aug. 2, 2018, by a Lee County Grand Jury on two counts of Capital Murder.
Auburn Police say that Ennis is still in the Montgomery County Virginia Jail, pending extradition to Auburn, Alabama, Capital Murder charges.