Two Million Dollar Bail for Man Arrested in Yakima Canyon Double Murder
Bail has been set at $2 million dollars for a man arrested in the murder of two people found in the backseat and trunk of a car in Kittitas County on Dec. 21st of last year. Capt. Rod Light says officers arrested 41-year-old Troy Whalen at a Yakima home Wednesday on two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Ryan Pederson and Michael Eby.
Light says officers were actually investigating a different crime at the home Wednesday when they discovered valuable evidence in connection to the murders. Light says they are still looking for a second suspect and hope to make an arrest soon. Whalen is being held in the county jail.
The two victims found dead in a car near Roza Dam last December died of gunshot wounds. Both men are from Yakima.