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Pasco Police Still Investigating Body as Possible Homicide

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PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police said they are continuing to investigate the death of a 61-year-old man as a possible homicide.

On Thursday, the Franklin County Coroner said the death of Peter Martinez 'does not appear to be suspicious.' But Police said the motel room in which he was found is rather suspicious.

Martinez died from inhaling smoke and carbon monoxide. There's evidence there was a fire in the room he was found in at the Tahitian Inn and police are still trying to determine how that fire started. The room was also left in disarray, with tables and chairs overturned.

"We have in our possession, literally, probably 48 hours worth of surveillance video of the complex and of that area that we need to go through and look at. You know, step by step, frame by frame," said Pasco Police Captain Jim Raymond.

Investigators are waiting on the toxicology report and believe that will provide more answers in this case, as well.

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