YAKIMA — Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice announced Wednesday that a woman and man whose bodies were found partially burned near a Moxee area hop yard earlier this month died from internal trauma.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the deaths of Alyson Harris, 32, and Miguel Martinez-Vasquez, 24, are classified as homicides.
Curtis has not released the exact manner of death at the request of Yakima County sheriff’s detectives, who are investigating.
The bodies were found burned about 6 miles east of Moxee on Jan. 7. Curtis said they were identified based on tattoos. Yakima police said the pair were reported missing Dec. 21.
Martinez-Vasquez was on pretrial release on robbery and theft charges when he was reported missing.