UPDATE: Victim identified in Walla Walla homicide investigation

Authorities say 56-year-old Edward Torres Aguilar was found unconscious and not breathing in an apartment Monday
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POLICE LIGHTS – Eastern Washington

WALLA WALLA, Wash. —UPDATE: The Walla Walla Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide discovered on September 19.

Authorities said 56-year-old Walla Walla resident Edward Torres Aguilar was murdered. He was found in an apartment on South 1st Avenue on Monday morning.

Police say Aguilar and the suspect, 46-year-old David Delgado of Kennewick, were known to each other.

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UPDATE: The Walla Walla Police Department has released the name of the person who was arrested earlier Monday in regards to a homicide investigation.

David Delgado, 46, of Kennewick was arrested on probable cause for murder in the first degree.

Authorities responded to the 400 block of South 1st Avenue to an apartment.

They found a man unconscious and not breathing.

Authorities said they identified Delgado as a suspect in the case but at this time, only said the two knew each other.

At this time, the name of the victim has not yet been released.

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Officers made contact with a male victim who appeared to be deceased and found evidence to suggest he’d been assaulted, the Walla Walla Police Department announced.

In a press release issued on Monday, Sept. 19, officers from Walla Walla confirmed that they were dispatched to an apartment on the 400-block of S 1st Ave around 8:30 a.m. that morning for reports of a man who was unconscious and not breathing.

Officers and medics from the Walla Walla Fire Department arrived at the scene and made contact with the man, eventually declaring him dead at the scene. There was evidence to suggest the victim had recently been assaulted, which led officers to contact the department’s Major Crime Detectives to launch a full-scale investigation.

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Police then identified a male suspect who was brought into custody shortly after. He remains in custody, but no further details regarding the circumstances surrounding the apprehension or his identity were made public.

The investigation is ongoing, and the victim’s name is being withheld as they take the next steps in their process while attempting to make contact with his family members. No further details on this case are available at this time, per WWPD officials.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued if further details are uncovered.


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