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December 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Body found near Wapato was homicide victim

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The autopsy on a body found by hunters east of Wapato showed extensive trauma to his skull. The Yakima County sheriff’s office says detectives are investigating the death of 29-year-old Omar Vargas-Cortez as a homicide. The body was found Sunday afternoon and the autopsy was performed Monday. The sheriff’s office says Vargas-Cortez had been…

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January 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Receding water reveals body in Toppenish pond

The Associated Press TOPPENISH, Yakima County — The water level in a pond near Toppenish dropped enough to reveal a body that apparently had been in the water a long time. The Yakima County sheriff’s office says it was recovered Sunday afternoon and turned over to the coroner for an autopsy for identification and cause of death….

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