Area near Wapato where burned-out car found (Google maps)
Area near Wapato where burned-out car found (Google maps)

Little is known at this time, but the investigation has begun.

    Officials alerted to a body found in a burned-out car

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 16th,  the Yakima County Sheriff's Department was notified about a burned-out car that was in the 100 block of Progressive Road, about a mile SE of Wapato near Highway 97.

Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies, FBI agents, and Yakama Nation Tribal Police found a partially burned body inside the car, which appeared to have been completely consumed. No word yet if the car was still on fire, or extinguished when officers arrived.

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The body was identified as male, crime scene investigators are treating this as of now as a homicide.  No further information has been released, but anyone who may have details or know anything, call (509)-574-2569.

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