UPDATE: We're learning that the apparent homicide happened Wednesday afternoon and that the victim is a white male in his 20s or 30s with several gun shot wounds to the body.
Gun casings and bullets were found next to the body and detectives say that finding suggests this was a murder. This is the second murder in the county this week.
UPDATE: Right now Grant County Detectives are right now beginning an investigation into an apparent homicide north of Moses Lake.
A motorist called 9-1-1 shortly before noon today after discovering a body in a ditch near the 12000 block of County Road 10-Northeast. Early evidence suggests the death was due to homicide.
County Road 10 Northeast is closed east of County Road K while detectives investigate. More info will be sent when available.
UPDATE: We're told that a motorist traveling in the 12000 block of County Rd NE (8 miles north of Moses Lake) found the body. Detectives are on scene gathering information. County Rd 10 NE is closed east of Rd K.
BREAKING: A body has been found in a ditch 8 miles north of the Moses Lake area. We're working on getting you more details. We don't know if the body is male or female. Look for updates throughout the day here on KHQ.com, Facebook and our Twitter news feed.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.>>