Body of stabbing victim identified as Toppenish man

Body of stabbing victim identified as Toppenish man

A body found near White Swan last year has been identified as a 20-year-old man from Toppenish.

Neal Cloud was found dead in Medicine Valley about two miles west of White Swan on Sept. 18.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins he had been there for several months, and his body could not be identified because it was badly decomposed.

An autopsy showed he died from stab wounds to the chest.

He was identified by DNA testing through the Federal Bureau of Investigation almost a year later.