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Car of man wanted in slaying is found

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Police have located the car belonging to a man wanted in connection with a triple slaying over the weekend in Salt Lake City.

As of Tuesday afternoon, however, police had not yet located the car's owner, Luis Alberto Salinas. Salinas, 22, is wanted in connection with the slayings of Juan Alberto Ruiz, 40; Lorie Roberta Gurule, 22; and Aristeo Torres, 20. The three were shot multiple times Saturday morning while sitting in an idling sport-utility vehicle in a 7-Eleven parking lot, 960 W. North Temple.

Witnesses reported seeing a white car speed away from the scene. Police have said they believed Salinas was in that car with two acquaintances. The car later traveled to Salinas' Blue 1994 Chevy Camaro, parked some distance away from the the scene of the slayings.

Midvale police spotted the Camaro about midnight Tuesday morning sitting in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 6920 S. State, Salt Lake City Police Capt. Mark Peck said.

Police held surveillance on the car for several hours before finally impounding it. Police questioned Salinas' brother, who lived at the apartment complex, but did not find Salinas there.

Salinas is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches, 120 pounds, black eyes and short black hair.

Anyone with information about the slayings or Salinas' whereabouts is asked to call Salt Lake City police dispatch at 801-799-3000.