Woman found on county road believed to be homicide victim


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WALLA WALLA — A Hispanic woman whose body was discovered this morning along Frog Hollow Road appears to be the victim of a homicide, according to the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Department.

Chief Deputy John King said the body of the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was reported around 10 a.m. when a motorist spotted it after he stopped along the road. He called the Walla Walla Police Department, which relayed the discovery to the Sheriff’s Office.

“Because of where we found her at the scene, her placement there does appear to be at the hands of another,” King said.

Deputies have an initial identification of the woman and will release her name after family have been notified and have confirmed her identity.

The body was found down a 30-foot embankment off Frog Hollow just south of the bridge over the Walla Walla River.

King said no suspects or persons of interests have been identified.

Traffic was closed in that section of Frog Hollow while a Washington State Patrol team conducted further investigations.

The body was removed by the Walla Walla County Coroners Office, which will order an autopsy, toxicology analysis and other tests, King said.

The Union-Bulletin will publish more information as it becomes available.


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