Man Found Dead in Parker Now An Official Homicide
It's an official homicide investigation.
Yakima County Sheriff's Detectives are busy investigating the body found in Parker as a homicide.
Deputies found the body last Tuesday
Deputies were called to the Parker orchard near Parker Bridge and North Track roads at about 3:00 pm on Tuesday after a report of a body found in the area. When they arrived they found a 32-year-old man from Yakima dead near his vehicle. An autopsy last week supported what detectives had suspected that 32-year-old Feliciano Galvan-Morales from Yakima was a victim of a homicide. Officials say he was the victim of a fatal shooting.
The investigation continues Today.
Authorities are hoping you may know something that could help them
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500 or 800-572-0490. Tips including anonymous tips can also be called into Crime Stoppers of Yakima County at 248-9980 or 800-248-9980 or on the internet at yakima.crimestoppersweb.com.
Deputies are still searching for people who may have had things stolen
Detectives are still looking for people who may have had hunting rifles or gear stolen from the Tieton Reservoir area. A press release from the Sheriff's Office says Deputies on Monday were called to the Tieton Reservoir Road when a hunter reported his rifle stolen from his hunting camp. The hunter was driving around and found a 2005 Mercedes parked at a campsite. He was able to see his stolen rifle in the vehicle. He didn't take any action and instead called authorities with the information.
A short time a Deputy driving along Highway 12 spotted the suspect vehicle and stopped and detained the two people inside the vehicle. While speaking with the man and woman they admitted to stealing rifles and camping gear from multiple locked and unlocked vehicles in the area.
Deputies found stolen items at the camp site that could belong to you
Deputies then found the couple's campsite and could see inside a tent multiple firearms, tools, a chainsaw, and binoculars. With the help of the hunter, Deputies were able to solve 6 theft cases, recover 10 firearms, and some hunting/camping gear.
Authorities say the man and woman admitted to driving from the west side of the State to specifically steal from hunters.
The suspects are sitting in the Yakima County jail
They were arrested and booked into the County Jail on theft, possession of stolen property, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm since both are not allowed to possess firearms.
Officials from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office say this is another reminder to not leave firearms in unattended vehicles. If anyone had firearms or hunting gear stolen in the past week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call the Yakima County Sheriff's Office at 574-2500.
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