Burned body launches homicide investigation in Wapato

Authorities with the Yakama Nation Tribal Police and the FBI are engaged in a homicide investigation after a burned body was found next to a burned car.
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WAPATO – Authorities with the Yakama Nation Tribal Police and the FBI have launched a homicide investigation after a man’s body was found in Wapato.

Authorities were called to the 100 block of Progressive Road after a burned body was found next to a burned car.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

The body was sent for an autopsy to help determine the man’s identity and what caused his death.

If you have any information on what happened, please contact Detective Brian McIlrath at brian.mcilrath@co.yakima.wa.us or you can send a tip to the Yakima County Crime Stoppers through its website.

You can call call with information at 509-574-2569.

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