A 50-year-old Marion man was found dead at about 10:30 a.m. June 4 near U.S. Highway 56 and Pawnee, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff?s office.
Eugene Vinduska was first reported as a missing person to the sheriff?s office when he did not report to work, and some family members were concerned. After the sheriff?s office was contacted, a family member spotted Vinduska?s pickup near some property he owned.
Marion County Undersheriff David Huntley, Deputy Jim Philpot and Deputy Wilson, along with K9 Dax met with family members at the property.
A search of the area was conducted by sheriff?s officers, family members and Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft.
Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft stated Monday that it was Huntley and a family member who found Vinduska?s body.
Following an investigation of the scene by the sheriff?s office and county coroner, the death was ruled a suicide.
The body was removed to Zeiner Funeral Home in?Marion. More information about funeral arrangements can be found on Page 3A.