Kittitas Co. Investigate Body Found in Vehicle

The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the body of an apparent gunshot victim found in a vehicle this morning in Yakima Canyon.

A passing motorist reported the vehicle around 9:15 a.m.  Troopers from the Washington State Patrol were first to repond and quickly secured the area after finding the occupant, located in the back seat, appeared to have been shot.

The Kittitas County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

The victim, whose name is being held pending family notification, is believed to be a Yakima resident.