Man Found Hanging From Tree in Yakima Has Been Identified

UPDATE:  A man found hanging in a tree several weeks ago on the 500 Block of East Race Street in Yakima has been identified.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins says they have identified the man as 38 year old Jason Dilavore from New Jersey.

YAKIMA- The Yakima County Coroner is still trying to identify a man who was found hanging in a tree on Monday.The man was found in the 500 block of East Race street in Yakima.

Attempts to identify him through fingerprints were not successful. 

The Yakima Police Department responded to the report at 6:45 a.m. on Monday and now, the Coroner's office holds the body.

I met with Yakima County Coroner, Jack Hawkins who tells us if no family comes forward to identify the man, he will be buried. 

As of now, they are relying on a sketch to lead to this man's identity. 

"He does not have any tattoos, no scars, or marks, so that's the problem too. Without having any significant identifying marks other than just the description, so hopefully this sketch will lead to his identity," said Coroner Hawkins. 

The man was wearing a black sweatshirt with the logo "O'Neill" on the back.

If you have any information, contact the Coroner at 509.574.1610.