No word on the identity or gender of the person found inside, but Benton County Deputies are investigating this as a likely suicide.

This view is an overhead shot of area where vehicle was found.

Around 2:30 PM Thursday, an overturned car was found in the bottom of a quarry off of Bofer Canyon Road, not far from Highway 397.

A deceased person was found inside. The vehicle had dropped off a cliff, approximately 50 feet tall.

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According to investigators, the area is not very far from where a 33-year-old man was found dead alongside a road, Hector Cortez Ballardo of Pasco.

No other information has been released since the discovery of the vehicle. The investigation continues.

 

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