Results from an autopsy on a Benton City man found dead in his home still aren’t available, the Benton County Coroner’s Office said Friday.
Leslie “Les” Young Jr. was found by his parents in the living room of his home Jan. 27. He lived in a travel trailer next to his parents on Angeline Boulevard.
An autopsy was conducted Jan. 31 at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. Coroner John Hansens said the case is still an active investigation and “all pertinent data has not been received. A release of information would not be appropriate at this time.”
“I understand the interest in this case, and that it has progressed at a slower rate than other cases, but it is necessary to have all the questions answered prior to making a determination as to the cause and manner of death,” Hansen said in the release.
Craig L. Nunamaker, 29, of West Richland, was sentenced in March to one year and three months in prison for taking a wallet, TV and other electronics from Young’s home a few hours before his body was found. Young’s death has not been classified as a homicide, though Benton County sheriff’s investigators have said it is suspicious.