Maricopa Police are investigating a shooting death on Sagebrush Trail. Photo by Mason Cajellas

Maricopa Police Department has identified the man who was shot to death at a home in Rancho El Dorado on Friday but cannot release the name publicly until next of kin is notified.

Finding those relatives in the Midwest has been difficult, according to MPD spokesman Ricardo Alvarado.

Police are also looking for information on a white minivan that witnesses saw at the house around the time of the shooting. The minivan may or may not be related to the incident, but police want to hear from anyone who may know the identity of the owner or the whereabouts of the van.

If the minivan is related to the shooting, the owner could face charges. No license plate number is available.

The incident was first reported to MPD around 2 p.m. Friday when witnesses described three shots being fired in the home on Sagebrush Trail. A man’s body was found in the garage. The medical examiner’s office transported the body Friday night and a positive identification was made.

Anyone with information on the white minivan is asked to call MPD on its non-emergency line: 520-568-3673.

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