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staff - June 15, 2015 11:02 am

Photo from the Saline County Sheriff's Office

The burned out shell of a stolen SUV is found in a Saline County tree grove.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a vehicle reported stolen in Great Bend was discovered in a field in the 7000 block of S. Lightville Road on Sunday morning.

Deputies say Justin Kindlesparger of Falun was on the property to load some firewood he had cut and discovered the damaged vehicle behind some trees at about 11:30am.

Owner, Audra Cross of Great Bend had reported the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer stolen on May 22nd after renting it to a friend who never returned the vehicle.

Loss is estimated at $7,000.

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