SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- *New Information* Yakima Sheriff's detectives have released the name of the victim, whose body was found along Scoon Road at around 5:30am today.
Detectives have identified her as 26-year-old Jessica Barajas of Sunnyside. They say orchard workers found Barajas when they were arriving for work. Detectives said she had several gunshot wounds to her head and upper body.
The Yakima County coroner is scheduling an autopsy for later this afternoon.
Coroner tells KNDO the total number of homicides for Yakima County is now nineteen.
Contact the Yakima Sheriff's Office at 574-2500, with any information regarding this homicide investigation.