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Man Shot, Body Burned in Lincoln County – One Arrested, Second Suspect Sought

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Lincoln County Sheriff Department

Police in Sioux City, Iowa have arrested one man and have identified another as a suspect in the shooting death of a man whose body was found Sunday morning near Canton, in Lincoln County.

Sioux City police say the shooting took place early Sunday (at 1420 West 15th) in that city, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office reported the discovery of a body that was on fire in a ditch on a gravel road five miles east of Interstate 29 Exit 64.

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Police say a man identified as an accomplice has told them the shooting took place in Sioux City and that the body was transported to where it was found.

Twenty-two-year-old Ricardo Jaime Vital of Sioux City is charged as an accessory to murder after the fact.

Still being sought in the case is the suspect, 20-year-old Martin Castellanos, who is described as a Hispanic male, five-feet-eight-inches tall and 180 pounds. Castellanos may have a light mustache and he may be driving a silver 2008 Audi A4 with Iowa plates 892 YSD.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Canton at 605-764-5651 or Crimestoppers at 605-367-7007.

Dan Rahman contributed to this report.

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