Identity of Gruesome Mowing Death Victim Released
It's been a difficult and shocking case for authorities, but Friday the identity of a woman who was likely killed when she got run over by an industrial mower has been released.
Benton County officials said 53-year-old Patricia M. Martinez of Kennewick died when she was run over Monday in an field near RIchmond and Locust Grove Roads, roughly 5 miles west of Interstate 82.
Around 9am, a man mowing a field of tall grass and weeds with an industrial mower ran over an object, got out to look. It was Martinez. He had been mowing rye grass near Richmond Road when the incident occurred.
NO other details have been released, officials have not said how she got there or why she was lying in the grass. It is known she would often take long walks in the area. The investigation continues.