Salina police investigate man's death as homicide

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Salina police say a 52-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle on Sunday and that they are investigating the case as a homicide. 

Officers were called at around 10:15 a.m. to the report of a dead person in a vehicle in the 700 block of Seneca Avenue. Officers found a silver 2003 Lincoln Town Car parked in a driveway. The body of Raul Lopez-Vargas, of Solomon, was inside. 

"We are working this case as a homicide and an autopsy will be completed," Salina Police Capt. Mike Sweeney said in a news release. "We are still in the early stages of this investigation so very little information can be released."

Anyone with information is asked to call Salina police at (785) 826-7210.

If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact the Salina/Saline County Crime Stoppers hotline at (7850 825-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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