California man arrested for vehicular homicide in Yakima County

4-23-19 UPDATE:

GRANGER, WA - Yakima County Sheriff's Office detectives have identified three suspects in the Cherry Hill Rd. homicide.

Detectives learned that the April 12 murder of 44-year-old Joe Albert Fuller was drug-related. The three suspects - unnamed at this time - have warrants out for their arrest and law enforcement is currently looking for them.

If anyone has any information about this homicide, please call Detective Brian McIlrath at (509) 574-2550 or CrimeStoppers at (800) 248-9980. 


4-15-19 ORIGINAL STORY:

GRANGER, WA – On Friday, April 12 at 6:55 a.m., Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 1600 block of Cherry Hill Rd for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a ditch after gunshots were heard in the area.

Deputies arrived and found a vehicle in a ditch and a dead male in the driver's seat with an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives and evidence personnel were called out to investigate and process the crime scene.

The autopsy was performed Monday by the Yakima County Coroner’s Office. The dead person was not positively identified, and more work will need to be done to identify the body. Currently, no suspects have been identified in this case; however, detectives are actively working on leads.

If anyone has any information regarding this homicide, please call CrimeStoppers at (800) 248-9980 www.crimestoppersyakco.org or Detective Brian McIlrath at (509) 574-2550.

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