a 25-year-old man from Ellensburg has been arrested in connection with the death of 34-year-old Stephanie Curtis of Toppenish. Her body was found January 7 on SR 821 8 miles South of Ellensburg. She died from a gunshot wound.
Christopher Almaral is being held in the Kittitas County jail on a charge of first degree murder.
Authorities say he was arrested after evidence found the two were together just hours before her body was found.
Sheriff's officials say a search of Almaral's vehicle found two guns one they believe was used in the homicide.