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Police Look for Person of Interest in Yakima Homicide

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The Yakima Police Department wants your help identifying a person of interest in a murder last month. The Yakima Police Department wants your help identifying a person of interest in a murder last month.

YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima Police Department wants your help identifying a person of interest in a murder last month.  

Yakima Police say surveillance video from ATMs and banks near 3rd Street and Yakima Avenue caught this person accessing the bank account of 62-year-old Jerene Matta several hours after she was found dead in her home. 

Police say firefighters found Matta's body back on December 7th while putting out a house fire at her home on Greenway Street. 

The Yakima County Coroner says Matta suffered blunt force trauma to the head, and then died from carbon monoxide poisoning when her house caught fire. 

Firefighters haven't said how the fire started. 

The person in these photos appears to be wearing a baseball style hat, a face mask and glasses. (pictured center, right)

Police believe this person got out of a dark, mid-size car. (pictured, left)  

Officers say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call Detective Drew Shaw at 509-576-6791 or Det. Sgt. Tim Bardwell at 509-576-6552.

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