Body found on bridge near Selah identified as missing Toppenish man

Yakima authorities confirm the identity of a body discovered on the Fred G. Redmon Bridge in July.

The man’s body belonged to Vicente Rodriguez-Carrillo, 33, of Toppenish man. He was reported missing over a month after the body was found, Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins said Tuesday.

Sheriff’s detectives sent DNA samples to the University of North Texas for further verification, according to Chief Civil Deputy Ed Levesque.

His body was discovered on the bridge naked and decomposing on the Interstate 82 bridge that crosses Selah Creek on July 15.

He was initially estimated to be about 5-foot-11, 185 pounds and in his late 20s. He had short black hair, a black mustache and crooked teeth.

Last September, authorities determined the man was intoxicated with alcohol at the time of his death. The coroner said his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.084, just above the legal limit.

The cause of death has not been determined.