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Officers Search for Suspect in Union Gap Homicide

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UNION GAP, Wash-- Union Gap Police are busy combing two crime scenes Tuesday to find answers to a homicide committed in the early morning hours.

Union Gap detectives wouldn't say the suspects connection to the crime, but they are looking for Kenneth Maddon. He has a long criminal history involving drugs, thefts and burglaries. He's now wanted in connection with a homicide that happened just after midnight. 

The victim, Donald Pike, was killed at 2102 Carey Street in Union Gap. Responding to a suspicious activity call Yakima sheriff deputies uncovered a second crime scene. A body dump on the Yakima River, where they pulled Pike from the water. He was fingerprinted for a positive ID.

"There's a lot of activity over there all hours of the night and it worried me that something bad would happen and it looks like it may have," said Bert Lowe, a neighbor on Cary Street.

Detectives brought witnesses and neighbors in for interviewing, but so far they've not made any arrests. 

Two crimes scenes are being processed, the home where the murder happened and the place the body was dropped in the river. Officers are also looking for a stolen blue '91 GMC Jimmy, believed to be involved in the crime.

If you have any information please contact Union Gap Detectives.