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Man Found Dead in Orchard May Have Accidentally Killed Himself

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HARRAH--Yakima Sheriff's Deputies think the man found dead in an orchard near Harrah Wednesday may have intentionally shot himself, but didn't mean to commit suicide.

Chief of Detectives Stew Graham told KNDO Thursday that Salvador Lopez Lopez texted an ex-girlfriend on Sunday, the day he went missing, saying he'd been shot.

Graham said considering Lopez's injuries, he couldn't have texted anyone after being shot--he had to have sent the text before shooting himself.

The Coroner's office sent out toxicology tests on Lopez Thursday.

Coroner Jack Hawkins expects those results in a few weeks.

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