Death of man whose body was found Tuesday in Wenatchee does not appear suspicious


The body of a homeless man was near a vehicle in South Wenatchee Tuesday morning but police say his death is not suspicious.

Wenatchee Police Capt. Edgar Reinfeld said the unidentified 55-year-old man was known to police.

His body was found by the owner of the property at South Mission Street and South Wenatchee Avenue near the George Sellar Bridge.

It’s the second body of a homeless man found this month

The body of another homeless man was found earlier this month in the Columbia River near Ninth Street in Wenatchee.

That man was identified as Remigio Rodriguez, 48. The name of the man found Tuesday will not be released until his next of kin has been notified.

Reinfeld said they do not believe the two deaths were connected in any way and neither death was suspicious.

“We don’t know if (Rodriguez) had a medical event and fell in the river or if he fell in the river and drowned, we don’t know what happened,” Reinfeld said. “But that one was the same deal. There was no evidence of foul play.”

Reinfeld said police respond to these sorts of calls every year, and not just in the winter months.

“It happens all throughout the year. These two are close together in time but there’s nothing to indicate, again, anything suspicious or any foul play with either of them,” Reinfeld said.

Police now are awaiting an examination by the coroner’s office to determine a cause of death for both the men.