Dead Body Found Floating in the Yakima River Identified
An autopsy will be conducted on the body of Tri-Cities resident Ryan Chapman, age 29. Kayakers spotted his body floating in the Yakima River Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the 182/240 interchange. Law enforcement suspects suicide, but the investigation continues.
There were reports of a man in that area confronting people on the walking path around that time, but it is not known if that was the same person.
Condolences to his family. And also to the kayakers enjoying a beautiful day on the river and having it end like this. If you know anyone who may need help with suicidal thoughts the hot line is 1-800-273-8255.