Victim of Homicide near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road Identified

Yakima police have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday (May 10th) evening as 32-year-old Ruben Emilio Sanchez.

Sanchez’ body was found by Yakima police officers around 11:30 pm on train tracks near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road.

Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.  No arrests have been made at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at, or through the “P3 Tips” app that can be downloaded for free at

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