Crime & Courts

Lyon County sheriff seeks tips in killing of 19-year-old

Lyon County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons who killed a 19-year-old in early September.

On Sept. 6, just before 10 am., deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that was on fire at Road 160 and Road T, Crime Stoppers said on their Facebook page.

Deputies found a body, later identified as Jesus Avila-Galvin Jr., of Emporia, in the vehicle.

The sheriff’s office is seeking any and all information related to Avila-Galvin’s killing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 620-341-3205. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273, the P3 mobile app, or at

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna