Crime & Courts

Body found in burned vehicle near Emporia

Law enforcement officials are investigating a possible homicide in Lyon County.

Responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle east of Emporia at about 10 a.m. Thursday, deputies found a vehicle that had been on fire. There was a body in the vehicle, according to a statement released by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the sheriff’s office as well as the Emporia police and fire departments in conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 620-341-3205 or leave an anonymous tip with Lyon County Crime Stoppers. The hotline number is 620-342-2273.