2 people found burned near hop yard were homicide victims

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice has announced that a woman and man whose bodies were found partially burned near a Moxee area hop yard earlier this month died from internal trauma. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the deaths of 32-year-old Alyson Harris and 24-year-old Miguel Martinez-Vasquez are classified as homicides. Curtis has not released the exact manner of death at the request of Yakima County sheriff’s detectives, who are investigating. The bodies were found burned about 6 miles east of Moxee on Jan. 7. Curtis said they were identified based on tattoos. Yakima police said the pair was reported missing Dec. 21.