Skeletal remains found near Wapato belong to man missing since 2017

UPDATE: The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says the remains belong to Anthony Wahsise Sr., a missing person who was last seen in late August 2017.

The sheriff’s office said the 56-year-old’s bones will be sent to the King County Medical Examiner for further examination. The cause of death has not been determined.

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Skeletal remains found near Wapato earlier this week have been identified using dental records.

Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says the remains belong to a 56-year-old Native American man.

Curtice says the man’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Authorities say hunters found remains Sunday in a brush area near the intersection of Track Road and Winaway Road, about halfway between Wapato and Toppenish.

The cause and manner of death remain undetermined.

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