UPDATE: Arrest in Salina Murder Case

Salina police have made an arrest in connection with a Saturday murder.
Police say at 
approximately 4:26 PM on Saturday Salina Fire Department EMS and Salina Police Officers were dispatched to a residence located at 1100 North 10th Street for a medical emergency.  Upon arrival, responders found 52-yearold Phillip R. Grubbs Jr. deceased.  Mr. Grubbs was a resident at that location.  

Through the police investigation, Melani Grubbs, age 60, as identified as a suspect in Phillip Grubbs’ murder.
Melani was Phillip Grubbs’ wife and
also resides at 1100 North 10th Street.  

Melani Gubbs has been booked into the Salina County Jail on one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

This police investigation is on-going. If you have any information concerning this event, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org 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.


ORIGINAL: An investigation is underway after a body was discovered in a home in North Salina late Saturday afternoon.

Salina Police Capt. Gary Hanus told KSAL News at the scene that first responders were called at 4:26 PM in reference to a medic assist at a hone located at 1100 N. 10th Street. He said a deceased person was located inside the home.

According to Hanus, an investigation into the circumstances of the death is underway.

The home, located at the corner of N 10th and Hamilton Streets, was circled by crime scene tape as investigators were working the scene.

Hanus says further details will be released as they become available.