Bodies of two Othello men found in orchard

July 10, 2013 

— The bodies of two Othello men with what appear to be gunshot wounds were found in an orchard near Othello.

They have been identified as Juan Luis Rizo-Torres, 39, and Ruben Gonzalez-Navarrete, 29.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office found the bodies south of the 1700 block of West Bench Road at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials with the office believe the men were shot between 5 and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The Washington State Patrol Crime Lab is assisting with the crime scene and the Columbia Basin Investigation Team is help the Adams County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

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