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Body discovered in Scootney Reservoir in Franklin County

The Franklin County Coroner's Office is currently working with investigators to identify the body.

PASCO, Wash. — May 4 update:

Detectives in Franklin County announced the body found in the Scootney Reservoir is a male. The man was approximately 4' 11" to 5' 2" and was found wearing a black tee-shirt with purple lettering.

UPDATE: Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this death. An autopsy was performed this morning but...

Posted by Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 2, 2022

Original Story:

A body was discovered in the willows of the Scootney Reservoir in Franklin County on Sunday, according to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (FCSO).

FCSO said a group of children was fishing near the reservoir when they discovered a body floating in the water. Deputies responded to the call after reports came into the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Human remains were discovered, which, according to police, were in an advanced state of decomposition.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office is currently working with investigation teams to identify the body.

The sheriff's office is currently reaching out to area law enforcement partners to review missing person reports in the basin.

If anyone has information concerning this investigation, please contact the sheriff's office at (509) 545-3501.

This is a developing news story and we will provide more updates as we receive them.

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