A body found Monday in a shallow grave northeast of Snohomish was identified today as Fernando Mendoza, 18, of Burlington, Skagit County, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The Medical Examiner’s Office said today that Mendoza died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Relatives reported Mendoza missing to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office in early July.
On Monday evening, two people walking their dog discovered the remains near the 16000 block of Dubuque Road.
Detectives from the Snohomish and Skagit counties have identified a suspect in the case.