Yakima Police are investigating a possible homicide reported on Monday. Officers were called to a home in the 200 block of South Naches Avenue at about 11:15AM.


When they arrived they found a 51-year-old woman dead in her bedroom. Detectives from the Yakima Police Department Major Crimes and Special Assault Unit say the woman had “suspicious” marks on her body that has detectives investigating her death as a possible homicide. Capt. Jay Seely says “this death of an otherwise healthy female looks very suspicious. Evidence gathered at the scene leads us to believe her death may have been caused by another,”
The woman’s name has not been released. An autopsy is set for Wednesday to determine how she died.
If anyone has information about this investigation you are encouraged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200.


Meanwhile Yakima Police are still searching for a suspect after a 25-year-old man was shot at a Yakima apartment in the 1700 block of Summitview Avenue August 12. The victim, who hasn’t been identified continues to recover from gunshot wounds at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police and prosecutors have issued a felony arrest warrant for 34-year-old Manuel Chico Solis of Union Gap charging him with assault, burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Detectives say Solis forced his way into the apartment. Once inside authorities say Solis pointed a firearm at multiple victims inside the apartment including a 4-year-old boy. They say he then shot the victim several times. The victim was able return fire with his own gun but Police was injured. He fled the area in an unknown vehicle. Police are searching for him while working with other police agencies. They say Solis has local ties to Yakima, Wapato, and Toppenish as well as contacts in the Bakersfield, California area.
A press release from the Yakima Police Department says.If you have any information on the whereabouts of Manuel Solis, please contact Detective Kevin Cays with the Yakima Police Department at (509)249-6874 or email kevin.cays@yakimawa.gov.

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