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UPDATE: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Benton City

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UPDATE/BENTON CITY: The Benton County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a man in connection to a burglary at the travel trailer where deputies found a man dead inside Tuesday night.

Deputies say through their investigation they found out several items were missing from Leslie Young's home. They say this added residential burglary as an element of the investigation.

Detectives developed suspect information for the burglary, which led them to 28-year-old Craig Nunamaker of West Richland. 

Wednesday deputies arrested Nunamaker and booked him into the Benton County Jail alleged residential burglary.

He was arraigned and is being held on a 72-hour investigative hold.  Deputies do not yet know if the burglary and death are connected. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.


PREVIOUS/BENTON CITY, WA - Benton county Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a man Tuesday night. 


Deputies say family members found the body of 52-year-old Leslie L. Young  inside a trailer behind his parent's home on Angeline Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. 


"Any death that's unattended you always have to find the cause of death and so the family found him he was unattended nobody was there when he passed away," says Sgt. Dan McCary with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. 


Deputies say there were no apparent wounds on Young's body, although there were some minor injuries. 


Right now they don't suspect foul play. They're waiting for results from the Benton County Coroner to determine his cause of death.

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