RICHLAND -- The body of a man was found Saturday morning in Benton County.
The Benton County Sheriff's Department received a call at 9:43 a.m. from a motorist who spotted the body near a grain silo on South Badger Canyon Road near Sellards Road.
Police identified him as Austin Everette Katayama, 18, of West Richland.
"There were injuries on the body but we do not know if they had anything to do with the cause of death," said sheriff's Sgt. Carlos Trevino. "Until an autopsy is done, and we do more follow-up investigations, we really cannot know the cause."
Roy McLean, a deputy coroner for the Benton County Coroner's Office, said an autopsy is scheduled today.