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Body found behind a KFC in Kennewick; Investigation is underway

Body found behind a KFC in Kennewick; Investigation is underway

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police are now investigating a death in the 100 block South Ely Street in Kennewick.

Action News learned that about 11:40 Monday night, officers responded to a report of a dead body in the field behind KFC in Kennewick on South Ely Street.

Police and paramedics found Jacob Lee Dunakey, 25, deceased in the field.

Detectives investigated at the scene to try to determine a cause of death, but said the cause is currently unkown.

Investigators said they are not seeking suspects in this case as they do not suspect foul play at this time. Police are working with coroners in Benton County to learn what caused Dunakey's death.

We will continue to update the situation as more information becomes available.

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