Dead man found just outside of Toppenish

June 23, 2013 

— A dead man was found in the 900 block of Washington Street in Toppenish on Saturday.

The Hispanic male, who appears to be in his 20’s or 30’s, appears to have suffered a head injury, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.

Toppenish police found the body just north of city limits, and have turned the case over to the sheriff’s office, according to a news release.

The victim has not been identified yet, officials said. He was wearing gray sweatpants and a black jersey with a “Los Angeles” logo.

Officials believe the body had been at the location since sometime during the night, according to a news release.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information about this incident call its office at 574-2500 or contact Crime Stoppers Yakima County at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can also be sent by text to 274637 plus YAKCO and then the message, or sent online via

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