70 year old employee found dead at a Yakima adult store
YAKIMA, Wash. -- ***UPDATE*** Yakima police arrested 29-year-old Aaron Wilsey Tuesday night. He makes his first court appearance Wednesday for first degree murder and robbery charges.
A 70-year-old man is found dead at an adult video store in Yakima, making this the 7th homicide in the county.
The Yakima arcade, an adult video store on South Front Street is usually open 24 hours. It closed down Tuesday for the homicide investigation of Edward Foster. Police say he is the 70-year-old employee who was found dead Tuesday morning.
"We had one of our guys here in the morning and he let me know what he saw and thought there was probably a homicide," said Robbin Parsley, who works next door.
"It's always sad when someone is killed, especially at work, that's a tragic thing but we're investigating it and working on leads," said Sgt. Tony Bennett from the Yakima Police Department.
Police believe the victim was hit on the head and died.
A Christian store is next door and while they're not thrilled to be so close, employees say they have never witnessed anything like this.
"We believe there are drug deals going around us but as of a big thing like this or fighting no we haven't experience that," said Parsely.
Officers say this homicide is a rare case. They don't have any recent records of violent activity near this store.