Sheriff: Lower Valley woman found dead near Ellensburg was shot

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says a woman who was found dead in the Yakima Canyon was shot.

The Yakima Herald reports that 34-year-old Stephanie Curtis was found on Sunday Jan. 7 in the canyon along State Route 821 near milepost 21.

Yakima County sheriff's detectives are working with local law enforcement to piece together the 48 hours leading up to her death, according to Undersheriff Clay Myers. 

Curtis was born and raised in Wapato. She was a member of the Catholic Church who enjoyed taking walks, spending time with her kids and drinking her coffee, according to her obituary.

She's survived by her three kids and numerous brothers and sisters. 

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of her burial arrangements. 

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