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Mattawa Man Arrested in Murder of Yakima Woman

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EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County sheriff’s office says officers arrested a man Monday night in the death of a Yakima woman whose body was found by a hunter.

The sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Jose Abilion Aguilar Aguilar of Mattawa is jailed for investigation of murder.

Investigators say he was in a relationship with Carmelita Lopez Santos and was upset when she broke it off. Her body was found Oct. 16 at a fish and wildlife access area near the Columbia River southwest of Mattawa.

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