Body found east of Walla Walla in the county has been ID'd (WWCSO)
Body found east of Walla Walla in the county has been ID'd (WWCSO)









Back on July 6th Walla Walla County Deputies and investigators went to an area in the eastern part of the county on a report of a body.

   WSP, Crime lab investigate, autopsy in Spokane

On July 11th, we followed up with more information, that the Washington State Crime Lab, and other investigators were working in the area as the investigation continued.

The body was taken to Spokane where an autopsy was performed.

Now, Sheriff Mark Crider has released a statement that read in part:

"The body of the individual located on July 6 has been identified and next of kin has been notified. The deceased has been positively identified as Miguel Perez Barragan DOB: 5/18/1998, reportedly a resident of Tri-Cities. Other details surrounding this death investigation will not yet be released as this is an ongoing investigation." 

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Those details would include how long the body was believed to have been there, what condition it was in, and the cause of death. We also do not know if foul play was involved. It is also not publicly known if he was reported as a missing person.

More details are expected as the investigation progresses.


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