Woman Found Strangled, Burned in Yakima County But Suspect Released
A man accused by deputies of strangling and burning a 33-year-old woman in Yakima County won't be charged just yet.
Authorities were alerted to a decomposing corpse near the suspect's property by people looking for spots to take wedding photos.
A lighter and gas can were found near the woman's body.
The 56-year-old suspect was released as prosecutors gather more evidence before formally filing charges.
The woman was Jennifer Patterson. She was a mother of 3.