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The Placer County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in its ongoing investigation into the July 25 shooting death of a Lincoln man.

Robert Joseph Vargas, 32, was found in the brush behind his residence on S. Forbes Road by family members. An autopsy revealed that Vargas died from a gunshot wound.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information about Vargas’ activities in the weeks leading up to his death. They are urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at (530) 889-7800.

To report information and remain anonymous, call Placer County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-923-8191. Placer County Crime Stoppers provides up to $1,000 for anonymous tips that lead to arrest and conviction.

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