Pasco Police Give Dead Body Found in Motel a Name, Cause of Death
Pasco police say an official autopsy confirmed the dead body found at the Tahitian Inn on Tuesday is 61-year-old Pete Martinez. He died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poison. Police have not yet confirmed if it was an accidental death or a murder.
Martinez's son said he moved to Washington from Texas four or five months ago. Police don't yet know if he was intoxicated.