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FBI seeks information regarding death of 53-year-old man in Wapato

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YAKIMA, WA - The FBI is seeking information regarding the death of a 53-year-old man in Wapato.

On August 17, 2018, John Sampson was found unconscious with a severe head injury by the Yakima County Sheriff's Office in a parking lot at 717 W. 1st Street in Wapato.

Sampson was transported by ambulance to Astria Regional Hospital in Yakima where he received medical treatment and was later pronounced dead. Autopsy results from the Yakima County Coroner's Office indicate that Sampson died of head trauma.

Before Sampson was found injured, he was last seen at a pool tournament at the Hideout Restaurant at 401 S. Wapato Avenue in Wapato that evening. He left the restaurant on foot around 10:30 p.m.

If you have any information regarding Sampson on the night of his death, please contact the FBI's Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov.

The case is being investigated by the FBI's Seattle Field Office Yakima Resident Agency, with the assistance of the Yakima County Sheriff's Office and the Yakama Nation Tribal Police.

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