Two Moses Lake Explosion Deaths Apparently Unrelated
MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- A Grant County deputy coroner says the deaths of two men in separate explosions over the weekend near Moses Lake are apparently unrelated.
Chief Deputy Coroner Lynette Henson says the circumstances at each scene were different and there's nothing to suggest a connection. She says the timing may have been a coincidence.
Autopsies were completed Tuesday on 69-year-old William Arleigh Walker and 53-year-old Javier Martinez Adame. Henson says both died of multiple blast impact injuries. But other conclusions about the deaths remain to be determined by sheriff's investigators.
Walker's family told the Columbia Basin Herald that he may have been killed by an exploding car battery.