Body found in Walla Walla identified, ruled homicide

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 4, 2014 

— A body found down an embankment near a Walla Walla county intersection has been identified as a 20-year-old woman and her death has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy Saturday showed Yesica Olivos, of Walla Walla, was shot to death, according to the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office.

Olivos was found Friday near the intersection of Mojonnier and Beet Roads, Sheriff John Turner said. A pedestrian reported the body to Walla Walla police.

No arrests have been made and the sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help for more information on the case, Turner said.

The sheriff’s office, which is heading up the investigation, declined to release any other information about Olivos’ death.

Olivos died from a gunshot wound, according to Walla Walla Coroner Richard Greenwood.

Authorities stayed at the scene where Olivos’ body was found for several hours into Friday night, Turner said.

Anyone with information about Olivos’ death is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 509-524-5400

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