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Yakima Police Department: Homicide - Dec 7th, 2013

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Date Occurred: December 7th, 2013 Time Occurred: 1736 hours

Incident Type: Homicide

Location: 1800 Greenway St.

Investigating Agency: Yakima Police Department

Victim: Jerene Matta, 62 years of age

Summary: *Additional Information for Release 1/1/14*

The Yakima police department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the subject and the vehicle depicted in the attached photographs. These photographs were taken from ATM and surveillance video from banks in the area of 3rd St and E. Yakima Ave during the evening hours of 12/7/13. The subject depicted is a person of interest in this case. Notably, the subject is wearing a baseball style hat with a logo on the front. The vehicle depicted is a dark colored, mid-size car. Jerene Matta's bank account was accessed during these ATM transactions, and the transactions occurred several hours after Jerene Matta was discovered deceased in her home.

This investigation is ongoing, and Yakima police detectives are following up on several promising leads. If anyone has information that may be relevant to this investigation they are encouraged to contact the Yakima police department at 575-6200 or call 911.

Sgt. Tim Bardwell

YPD case # 13Y050784


On 12/7/13 at about 1736 the Yakima Fire Dept. responded to a residence in the 1800 Blk of Greenway St. for a report of a possible fire. They located a residence with smoke coming from it. The gained entry and extinguished the fire and located a deceased female (62 years of age) inside the residence. Yakima police officers and detectives also responded to assist in the investigation.

Yakima police detectives, in conjunction with YFD fire investigators, are conducting the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call 575-6200 or 911 (after hours).

Sgt. Tim Bardwell

YPD case # 13Y050784

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