Yakima Police have named a homicide suspect they believe killed a 51-year-old woman at her Yakima home on Monday, August 30. Yolonda Tapia was found dead in her home in the 200 block of South Naches Avenue on Monday morning.

TAPIA WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE BEDROOM OF HER HOME MONDAY

She was found in her bedroom with suspicious marks on her body. At that time detectives with the Yakima Police Department Major Crimes and Special Assault Unit felt the marks were signs she was killed and they started a possible homicide investigation. Authorities were waiting for the results of an autopsy that was performed on Thursday in King County. The autopsy found Tapia had been strangled or as officials say she died of “asphyxiation by manual strangulation.”

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TAPIA'S BOYFRIEND

Police now believe she was killed by her partner or boyfriend identified as David Rosales. Police say if found and convicted it would be the third strike for Rosales who authorities say has been previously convicted of two serious crimes. A warrant has been issued for Rosales charging him with second-degree murder domestic violence.
If anyone has information about this investigation you are encouraged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200.

ANOTHER WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED IN ANOTHER UNSOLVED SHOOTING

Meanwhile Yakima Police are still searching for a suspect after a 25-year-old man was shot at a Yakima apartment in the 1700 block of Summitview Avenue August 12. The victim, who hasn’t been identified continues to recover from gunshot wounds at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police and prosecutors have issued a felony arrest warrant for 34-year-old Manuel Chico Solis of Union Gap charging him with assault, burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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