Man found in burned car identified

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Multiple agencies are investigating after a body was found in a burned vehicle on September 6.

Around 10:00 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Road 160 and Road T. When deputies arrived, they found a body in the vehicle. The vehicle had been on fire.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office identified the person inside the car as Jesus Avila-Galvan Jr., 19, of Emporia. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the incident is now ruled as a homicide.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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