Man arrested in Kennewick for killing of 19-year-old in Franklin County

Franklin Co Homicide

UPDATE: KENNEWICK, Wash.Authorities arrested a 32-year-old man at the Econo Lodge in Kennewick Monday for the death of 19-year-old Reynaldo Rodriguez-Hernandez.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Pedro Bucio is a suspect in the killing. He was detained by the Kennewick Police Department and US Marshals Service while exiting the motel located off Ely Street by Roasters Coffee around 11:30 a.m.

Deputies said Bucio lives at 200 Tuck Rd. just outside Eltopia.

Three others were taken into custody on unrelated warrants: 26-year-old Katherine Covarrubias for out-of-state felony narcotics warrants, 21-year-old Reece Baird for felon in possession of a firearm and 29-year-old Guadalupe Angelita Sanchez for outstanding warrants out of Benton and Franklin Counties.

Covarubbias, Baird and Sanchez are considered persons of interest in the teen’s death, and investigators are trying to determine if they had any involvement.

Previous coverage: 

ELTOPIA, Wash. — The Franklin County coroner has released the name of a 19-year-old man whose body was found in the storage room of a home near Eltopia.

Reynaldo Rodriguez-Hernandez, 19, was found dead at a residence off Tuck Road on Saturday around 12:33 p.m., according to Coroner Curtis McGary.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said believe Rodriguez-Hernandez was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and his death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Three people were questioned and arrested on unrelated charges.

“There are persons of interest in this incident and the extent of their involvement is to be determined,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office with any information related to this case.

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