YAKIMA SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Sheriff Press Release
To: All Area Media
From: Chief Robert Udell
Re: Homicide, YCSO 13C17405
On 11/18/13, shortly after 3:00 p.m., a 54-year-old male was assaulted at the Harlan Landing Park near the Yakima River, south of Selah. The man was transported to Yakima Regional Medical Center, where he died shortly thereafter.
The victim had been at the park with a 51-year-old female prior to the assault. The female called 911 after discovering the victim down. Yakima Co Sheriff’s deputies and Selah Police officers responded with medical aid units.
The identity of the victim is being withheld until notification of relatives. Detectives with the Yakima Co Sheriff’s Office were working on the scene and interviewing possible witnesses into the evening. If anyone has information related to the man’s death, they may call the Yakima Co Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500, or 1-800-572-0490. Those with information may also call the Yakima Co Crimestoppers, 1-800-248-9980.
Robert Udell, Chief Civil Deputy
Yakima County Sheriff’s Office