Yakima County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a mans body in the Yakima River West of W. Birchfield Road on Sunday. The Body was found by someone who called the sheriff's office at about 12:15 p.m. Deputies say the body had been in the water for quite a while and was badly decomposed and believed to be a male. The identity has not been determined at this time.

The Yakima County Coroner took possession of the body and an autopsy is scheduled for early this week to determine the cause of death.

Anyone having information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s office at 509-574-2500 or toll free 1-800-572-0490.