Body Found on Farm Near Mabton Identified, No Missing Person Report Filed
Yakima County officials have identified the person found in a farm field not far from Mabton as a 29-year-old male.
The Yakima County coroner says Juan Abarca is the person who was found by a farmer checking one of his fields. Abarca had been there about two weeks, according to the condition of the body.
Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter says there were no missing person reports filed in connection with the case. The owner of the field is listed with the county as Kenneth Holestine, but it's not known if he actually made the discovery Monday.
It was determined he died from hypothermia and officials believe he was recently accused of molesting a relative, which explains why they weren't looking for him.