On the evening of July 6, 2018 Klickitat County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a deceased person inside a residence on Morrison Avenue in the town of Roosevelt. It was soon determined that the death was a result of homicidal violence. Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Sergeant Erik Anderson and Detective Ed Gunnyon launched a criminal investigation, with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Response Team. The victim was identified as 41-year-old Eric Hopkins of Roosevelt.
On the night of July 7, 2018, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Anderson and Detective Gunnyon arrested 46-year-old Gary Lucas Hutchins of Roosevelt. He was booked at the Klickitat County Jail on the charges of Murder 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.
The investigation is ongoing, though no other suspects are being sought.