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2 arrests after man's remains found in trunk of burned-out car

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Yakima County sheriff's office says two people from Grandview have been arrested in the death of a Prosser man whose remains were found June 18 in his burned out car near Sunnyside.

The sheriff's office says detectives arrested a 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man Tuesday night after talking with associates of the victim.

Investigators believe the homicide occurred in Benton County, rather than Yakima County.

The coroner identified the victim as 22-year-old Preston Yahne. His family had reported him missing. He had recently returned to Prosser after four years in the Air Force. The cause of death is still under investigation.

A tow truck driver was removing the charred car from private property when he discovered a skull and bones in the trunk.
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