Dead Body Found Near Wapato

The Spokane office of the FBI is assisting Yakama Tribal Police in the investigation of a dead body that was found this morning on tribal land west of Wapato.

The unidentified man was found near the end of Kays road. Yakima County coroner Jack Hawkins tells us that the man did suffer head trauma and that the case is being treated as a possible homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

The FBI also tells us a man was treated in the Toppenish hospital this morning for gunshot wounds, and authorities are trying to see if the two incidents are linked.