Truck of Ottawa County homicide victim seen in Colorado

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TESCOTT, Kan. (AP) -

A pickup truck being sought in an Ottawa County killing has been spotted in Colorado.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released an updated poster on the death of Matthew Schoshke Wednesday night. It said the victim's Ford F-150 "was last seen traveling west on I-70 in Colorado." 

The KBI also released photos of Schoshke's truck, and said his death was a homicide which occurred August 11 or 12.

People who can help find the pickup are asked to call 1-800-KS-CRIME.


Earlier story:

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the death of a rural Kansas man as a homicide.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says the body of 34-year-old Matthew Schoshke was found Saturday in a rural home near Tescott.

KBI spokeswoman Melissa Underwood says the agency is looking for Schoshke's silver 2006 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup, with Kansas tag 892 DZO. The front license plate reads "EATBEEF" and the truck has a chrome push guard on the front and a black plastic tool box in the back.

Authorities have not released any information on the circumstances of Schoshke's death.


Previous story by KAKE News:

A man is found dead in an Ottawa County home Saturday night. Now the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help with finding that vehicle.

The KBI said that at around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at home at 806 KS-18 Highway in Tescott. That’s where deputies found Matthew Schoshke, 35, dead. He lived at the home.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office asked the KBI for assistance. Agents and a crime scene response team responded.

The KBI tells KAKE news it is looking for a silver 2006 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup which is connected to the suspicious death of Schoshke. The pickup has a chrome push guard on the front and a black plastic tool box in the back. It has a Kansas tag 892DZO and also a front tag that reads “EATBEEF.”

Anyone who sees this vehicle is asked to immediately call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 392-2157.

This investigation is ongoing.

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