Authorities are searching at least three vehicles that might be linked to the shooting deaths of three adults and an unborn baby in a Benton County cornfield.
Detectives with the Benton County Sheriff's Office are looking for any evidence in the vehicles that could connect several persons of interest to the deaths of Abigail Torres-Renteria, David Perez-Saucedo and Victoria Torres, law enforcement officials said.
Torres-Renteria was almost nine months pregnant and her baby girl also died.
Authorities did not say whether any evidence had already been found, though multiple vehicles have been searched since the start of the investigation more than 10 days ago.
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Limited details about the slayings of the Pasco residents have emerged since they were found early Aug. 9.
Authorities have two persons of interest -- Francisco J. Resendiz Miranda and Cristian R. Hurtado -- in custody in the Umatilla County jail. Authorities have identified others they want to question in the case, but have not released their names.
Miranda, 23, of Umatilla, is being held on suspicion of attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. He was originally booked on suspicion of kidnapping and conspiracy.
Hurtado, 23, of Irrigon, is in custody for failing to appear on more than 50 counts of forgery, aggravated theft and identity theft charges, which appear to be unrelated to the homicide investigation, court documents show.
Both men are believed to have been with the victims at a Umatilla gas station hours before they were killed. Surveillance video from the Pik-A-Pop shows a group of people, at least one with a weapon, driving away with the victims, court documents said.
It's unclear why the victims were in Umatilla hours before they died or what connection, if any, they had to Miranda or Hurtado was.
Torres-Renteria, 23, and Torres, 19, who were not related, were shot one time in the neck, authorities said. Perez-Saucedo, 22, was shot twice in the head. All three were shot with a handgun.
Car washes for the victims since their deaths have helped raise thousands of dollars.
Sheriff's office officials said they are making progress in the case, but cannot release more information because they don't want to compromise the investigation.
Multiple Oregon law enforcement agencies and the FBI have assisted the Benton County Sheriff's Office with the case.
Police look for suspect in break-in, car chase
Police are searching for a suspect who led officers on a car chase after they interrupted a Kennewick break-in.
The unidentified man was able to get away when officers decided to stop the chase because it got too dangerous, said Sgt. Ken Lattin, police spokesman. The chase was called off near Seventh Avenue and Highway 395.
Police were called about 11:55 p.m. Monday to a report of a burglary at a home on the 3100 block of West Fourth Avenue, Lattin said. When officers arrived, the suspect got into a pickup parked in the driveway and fled.
Officers chased the man as he drove about 35 mph in no traffic, Lattin said. The suspect then sped up and began driving in a reckless manner.
Police believe the man broke a window at the house and stole tools and a laptop, Lattin said. The house was under renovation.
Some of the tools fell out of the pickup and officers were able to collect them.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kennewick police at 509-628-0333.
3-vehicle crash sends Pasco man to hospital
A three-car crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 240 sent a Pasco man to the hospital.
Anatoliy V. Gorbatyuk, 56, was taken to Trios Health following the collision near Edison Street in Kennewick about 2:40 p.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.
He was listed in good condition Tuesday night.
Gorbatyuk stopped for traffic and the Nissan Altima he was driving was rear-ended by a Chevy Silverado, the state patrol said. The Altima then hit a Ford pickup.
The other two drivers involved in the crash were not injured, the state patrol said. The Altima and Silverado were totaled and towed from the scene. The Ford was driven from the scene.
Troopers said citations are pending as a result of the crash.