Strong Smell Leads Police to Body Inside Little League Concession Stand
West Richland authorities say a very strong smell led to the initial investigation. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV).
Police broke down the door of the concession building at an old Little League field on Fallon Drive in West Richland after getting reports of a very strong smell coming from the area.
Police and the Benton County Coroner say they found a man, probably in his late 20's or early 30's inside, dead. Reports indicate there was a shotgun inside, but the coroner was not ready to say it was a suicide.
Reports indicate nobody had keys to the building, whoever the man was probably entered through a window. Dental records are being used to try to identify the person.
According to city records, the field, formerly known as Elks Field, was a predecessor to the modern Bombing Range Baseball complex, and the building had not been used for a number of years.