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17 yr. old arrested for Toppenish killing

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TOPPENISH, Wash.-- A 17 yr. old male has officially been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in the killing of 47 yr. old Luis Morales.

Toppenish Detectives working the case gathered evidence that led them to a suspect at the All Star Motel in Yakima.

Upon obtaining a search warrant officers from Toppenish PD and Yakima PD entered the motel room and took the suspect into custody.

After further investigation initial reports of 2 suspects remain unclear and Toppenish PD says it now appears the 17 yr. old male acted alone. He is being held at the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing but motive for the killing appears to be robbery.