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Benton County Deputies Detain Person of Interest in Triple Homicide

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Abigail Torres (left) Victoria Torres (right) were two of three victims found dead Saturday at a farm south of Finley. Abigail Torres (left) Victoria Torres (right) were two of three victims found dead Saturday at a farm south of Finley.
The full release from the Benton County Coroner. The full release from the Benton County Coroner.
UPDATE/KENNEWICK, WA. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office says they have detained a person of interest after three people were found dead Saturday south of Finley.

Deputies say the person was detained for an unrelated case and would not specify which jail the person was taken to.

Investigators say all three victims were in Umatilla before they crossed back over into Washington on Saturday. Abigail Torres, 23, Victoria Torres, 19, and
David Perez Saucedo, 23, were all murdered at the scene around 4 a.m.

Investigators released the information at a news conference at 1 p.m.on Tuesday.


"I know that people want answers but we're still pretty early into this investigation," explained Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane. "Investigations like this could take months or longer to come to a successful resolution, especially if there's people on the run."

The County Coroner lists three victims. He explained the two women had single gunshots to their necks and the man, Saucedo died from two gunshots to the head. All of these deaths are considered homicidal.

Autopsy results show Abigail Torres was pregnant with a baby that was near full term and alive when the mother was killed. Sheriff Steve Keane says in his opinion the baby's death would be considered another murder, but it's up to the Benton County Prosecutor to make that decision.

"There are people that we're looking for yes, that we haven't had a chance to talk to yet. If we provide details of the crime it makes it much easier for them to answer questions."

Reporter: "And do you know who these people are?"

"We know who some of them are that we're looking for, yes."

"The best thing that I can do for the family and friends is to find the person or persons responsible for this and make sure that we conduct a thorough investigation that will stand up in court where these person or person can be held responsible."

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BENTON COUNTY, WA. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office and the coroner's office have not released any new information at this time.
Autopsies began Monday for Abigail Torres, 23, Victoria Torres, 29, and David Perez Saucedo, 23. New information is expected to be released on Tuesday. 

Abigail Torres's sister confirmed that she was pregnant at the time of her death.

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BENTON COUNTY, WA. - Benton County Sheriff Deputies have identified the third body found on a farm this weekend in Benton County.

Deputies say Abigail Torres, 23, has no relation to the second victim in the triple homicide, 19-year-old Victoria Torres. The bodies of the two young women were discovered Saturday morning southeast of Coffin Road and Nine Canyon Road, along with the body of 23-year-old David Perez Saucedo.

Deputies say they're looking for at least one person who may be responsible for the killings. However, deputies say this wasn't the work of a serial killer and community members should not be concerned for their safety.

Investigators say they have made significant progress on the case but would not say if the deaths were drug-related.

The coroner  has scheduled an autopsy for Monday to determine how the man and two women died.

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