Arrest In Salina Murder Case

Salina Police have made an arrest in connection with a recent stabbing death.

Back on March 24th, 50-year-old Scott Johnson was stabbed to death in the 1400 block of Arapahoe.

Salina Police say that an intensive investigation was conducted, and 26-year-old Ivan Huizar Alvarez was identified as the person they believe is responsible for the murder. Alvarez was arrested by the Topeka Police Department on Monday for unrelated offenses.

On Thursday, Salina Police applied for and received an arrest warrant charging Alvarez with First Degree Murder. He is currently being held at the Shawnee County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and further arrests are possible.

The Salina Police Department is asking anyone with information to please call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210, Crimestoppers at 785-825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637) or visit and follow the Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.