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Autopsy reveals skull had a bullet wound

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The case of human remains found near Clover Island in Kennewick Monday, is now a death investigation. The Benton County Coroner and a forensic pathologist say they found a single bullet entry in the skull.

The coroner says the remains belong to a white man, 35 years  or older. He was right-handed, and died in a cool weather environment. No word yet on the identity of the person.

Benton County Coroner says he is now waiting on dental records to identify the man. He also believes the man likely died at Duffy's pond anywhere from 18-30 months ago.

"All of the indications say that the body was at that location for some time. That has to do with the fact that the body was in water.  Some of the changes are consistent with the body being in water for an extended period of time," says Hansens.