An autopsy is planned for Thursday on the body of a man found dead Tuesday in a room at the Tahitian Inn on West Lewis Street in Pasco.
A press release from Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel said the man has been identified but the name has not been released pending next of kin notification.
Dr. Sig Menchel, a forensic pathologist from the Seattle area, will perform the autopsy, the release said.
The room in which the man was found was in disarray and there appeared to have been a fire, police said.
The circumstances were suspicious enough that police are investigating the death as a possible homicide, police said.
The Tahitian is on the 2700 block of Lewis. Owner Fen Li said she didnt know anything about the circumstances of the death or the person staying in the room.