Salina Police investigating body found inside home

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SALINA, Kan. -

UPDATE: Police are investigating a weekend murder in Salina.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, dispatchers sent both emergency responders and Salina Police to a North 10th Street residence for a medical emergency.  Upon arrival, they discovered 52-year-old Phillip R. Grubbs Jr. dead at the scene.  

Sixty-year-old Melani Grubbs, Philip Grubbs' wife, has been identified as a suspect in the murder after a police investigation. She was booked into the Salina County Jail on one count of second-degree murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

This police investigation is on-going. If you have any information concerning this event, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit and follow the Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name. 


An investigation is underway after a body was discovered in a home in North Salina late Saturday afternoon.

Salina Police Capt. Gary Hanus told KSAL News at the scene that first responders were called at 4:26 PM in reference to a medic assist at a home located at 1100 N. 10th Street. He said a deceased person was located inside the home.

According to Hanus, an investigation into the circumstances of the death is underway.

The home, located at the corner of N 10th and Hamilton Streets, was circled by crime scene tape as investigators were working the scene.

Hanus says further details will be released as they become available.

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