Hines’ SUV was found down a small embankment near the entrance of a mining facility.By Bryant Reed

MUDDY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — State police in Butler County are asking for the public’s help as they continue their investigation into the discovery of a homicide victim in Muddy Creek Township.

According to state police, 38-year-old David Hines of New Castle was found dead in his vehicle on E. Portersville Road, near State Route 422 and Interstate 79, around 8 p.m. Monday.

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(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania Crimestoppers)

Hines’ SUV was found down a small embankment near the entrance of a mining facility.

State police say Hines had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators say he disappeared on Monday afternoon in New Castle.

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The incident is believed to be isolated and remains under investigation.

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Anyone with information on the case is being asked to call state police in Butler County at 724-282-8100 or Pennsylvania Crimestoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).