WAPATO, WA - The Yakima County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found outside Wapato near the Yakima River.
The body is that of Maverick Craig (DOB: 4/4/1991). Craig’s remains were positively identified with the use of dental records.
The remains were found on July 21 near exit 44 of I-82 in Wapato, WA. A man found a body on one of the islands in the river about a half-mile west of the Donald-Wapato Bridge.
Craig had been missing since December 1st of 2018. The cause and manner of death have not been determined, and investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Casey Schilperoort said the body was badly decomposed and deputies were unable to determine gender or any apparent cause of death before the autopsy.