Burned Victims Found Near Moxee Died From “Internal Trauma”
The autopsy performed on a missing Yakima area woman and man shows they reportedly died of what the Coroner called "internal trauma."
No specifics were listed as to exactly what that entailed, but Alyson Harris, 32, and Miguel Martinez-Vazquez, 24,who had been missing since December 21st, were found in a hop field on Desmarais Road January 7th. not far from Moxee.
The two bodies, which had been badly burned, were stumbled upon by a farm worker. The finding from the coroner suggests, as does other evidence (or lack of), the two died from internal injuries, then were burned, then dumped in the field. Officials have not said they found any scorch or burn marks near the bodies in the field. No official timetable has been released by officials, either.
The specific cause of death (the likely source of the internal trauma) has not been released due to the ongoing investigation.
The case is being investigated as a homicide. No word on what relationship existed between the two victims, or possibly how they ended up there.
According to the Yakima Herald Newspaper, Vazquez was on a pre-trial release after being charged with 2nd Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Theft. He has prior convictions for First Degree Child Molestation, 2nd Degree Burglary, and failure to register as a sex offender.