We've been following this mysterious story all week and finally the Walla Walla Police Department made a statement.

photo of a fresh crime scene

Here's what we were able to dig up....

According to a news release from the Walla Walla PD:

Detectives are investigating rumors of a possible homicide that was reported to officials on May 3rd at around 4:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of East Alder Street. No body has been recovered at this time. The alleged homicide may have occurred days before it was reported to law enforcement.

Detectives and members of the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team conducted an exhaustive search of the basement unit rental on Wednesday at the corner of Alder and Wilbur. Numerous items were collected for further examination.

Area law enforcement agencies are assisting with searches being conducted in other areas to locate the body of the yet unidentified individual. Detectives continue to interview subjects who may have knowledge of the incident and request anyone with information to contact them at (509)527-1960.

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