Posted 8/20/2012 9:10 AM by MDGREGORY
Just as crash investigators were finishing up their investigation of the crash at Sprague and Evergreen, they were notified of a 25-year-old white male who was found dead in the roadway on Raymond Rd just north of Mission Ave. The male victim was found
by a local resident who was heading into work around 6:20 am.
The male victim was found in the roadway only wearing a pair of shorts. He had some injuries, i.e. road rash, which are consistent with possibly being struck or dragged by an unknown hit and run vehicle. There was no evidence of the male being shot or stabbed.
There was a pair of shoes and blue jeans found near the body, but no identification found in the pants to positively identify the male.
The male did have a number of unique tattoos on his body and investigators believe from these they have potentially identified who the male is. However, next of kin notification is still being attempted at this time. An autopsy should be performed today and
the name of the victim will be release by the Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time.
Given that the exact manner of death is unknown at this time, investigators are treating this incident as a homicide. Major crimes detectives were called out to assist with the investigation which is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
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