KENNEWICK, Wash. — Investigators and the Coroner for Benton County are collaborating to develop more details about human remains that were discovered off the shoreline of the Columbia River on the Kennewick side Tuesday afternoon.
According to an announcement made by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, they were informed of something floating in the water at 1:00 p.m. PST on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 27. It quickly became apparent that what they spotted was likely the remains of a person.
No further details regarding the sex, age range, or any specifics about the remains have been made public at this stage. Detectives initially located these remains east of the Cable Bridge near the Kennewick side of the Columbia River.
This investigation will be led through a collaboration between the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Benton County Coroner’s Office. They are working to identify the remains and determine a cause of death No more information has been made available at this stage of their investigation.
Do you have information that may help Benton County officials? You’re urged to call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office via the non-emergency line at 509-735-6555.
This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.
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