Detectives investigating apparent homicide in Mattawa

Detectives from the Grant County Sheriff's Office are currently investigating an apparent homicide near the 22000 block of Road 26 SW near Mattawa.

The gender of the body is not yet known.

A hunter found the body north of a fish and wildlife area, which services the Columbia River.  This area is located approximately 3 miles soutwest of the city limits of Mattawa.

The circumstances surrounding the homicide and the victim are still under investigation and will be released at a later time.