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UPDATE: Coroner IDs homicide victim found in Lake Station home

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LAKE STATION — The Lake County coroner's office has released the identity of a man found dead inside his one-story home Thursday.

Emmanuel Salinas, 30, of Lake Station, was fatally shot in a homicide, the coroner said in a news release. 

The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force and Lake Station officers are investigating what they describe as Salinas' "suspicious death." 

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Authorities were called to a death investigation shortly after 4 p.m. in the 3600 block of Colorado Street in Lake Station, said Lake Station police Capt. Dave Johnson said. 

Taskforce agents and police investigated for hours inside a residence where Salinas was found dead. The one-story home was surrounded by police tape and the intersection of 36th Avenue and Colorado Street was blocked off by police. 

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Johnson said Thursday there is no threat to the public and more information will be released as the investigation continues.

The coroner's office was dispatched to the home at about 4:45 p.m. Salinas was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. 

The coroner's release states the Indiana State Police also responded. 

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North Lake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from UIS. Contact her at lauren.cross@nwi.com or 219-933-3206.

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