Bones Found in Granger Identified as Missing Woman
The Yakima County Coroner has identified human remains found in Granger last week as 24-year-old Jennifer Caridad of Sunnyside. The remains were found on Tuesday, May 24. Coroner Jim Curtice has listed her manner of death as a homicide. He says she's been missing since August of last year. Caridad was the girlfriend of Aurelio Escobar who shot a man at Bergland Lake in Yakima last year and then was involved in a shooting in Oregon.
Police found evidence of an assault in the suspects vehicle but no body
Police say after shooting a man at Berglund Lake last year and stealing the man's car police found Escobars car parked in the area.
In the back seat of the vehicle police found a lot of blood, clothing and shoes that belonged to Escobar's girlfriend who was reported missing from the Sunnyside area by her family. At that time police believed she may have been killed at the lake and her body dumped into the water. But a search of the lake found nothing. Now her remains have been found in Granger and identified.
The suspect was eventually shot and arrested in Oregon
Police say after the suspect stole the vehicle in Yakima he eventually made his way to the Portland Oregon area where he reportedly carjacked other people and was involved in a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle along I-5 in Portland. Escobar was stopped by authorities was shot multiple times and taken to an Oregon hospital. He's now facing charges in both states and could face a murder charge in Yakima County in the future.