Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the death of a Yakima woman whose body was found in Tieton earlier this month. Court documents say 56-year-old Edward Payser is being held in the Yakima County jail on a second-degree murder charge for killing 33-year-old Jennifer Patterson. Her body was found in the 100 block of Tieton Road on May 4.
According to court papers and an article in the Yakima Herald Republic says Patterson's body was partially burned and that she had died of strangulation.
Payser is expected to face charges this week in Yakima County Superior Court. He was arrested on Tuesday.