2 Burned Bodies Found Near Moxee a Homicide, Say Cops
After an investigation, and Coroner's examination, the two badly burned bodies found East of Moxee, WA are a man and woman.
Yakima County officials said Thursday the two were discovered around 2:15pm in a hop field alongside a county road, just off of Highway 24. The person who made the discovery stumbled across them, say authorities, and is not a person of interest in the case.
Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says the two people are from the Yakima area, but their identities are being withheld, pending notification of relatives. The two bodies, say officials, were "badly burned" but the cause of death is not yet known or has not been released. Officials also didn't say if the two appeared to have been burned at the discovery site, or if it occurred elsewhere.
Yakima County Sheriff's officials are officially calling it a "homicide," the investigation continues.
Officials now say the woman and man found near Moxee have been identified. They are 32-year-old Alyson Harris and 24-year-old Miguel Martinez-Vazquez. Authorities say they were able to use unique tattoos they both had to help in the ID process, reportedly getting this information from relatives. The case remains a homicide investigation. No other information has been released.