G'view murder victim identified, suspect in custody

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police have identified the woman who was found dead in her East Washington Street apartment last Friday morning.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Corina Santos.

The death has been determined to be a homicide and police have arrested Daniel Uvalle, 28, who is suspected for causing Santos' demise.

Uvalle, confirmed police, is the father of one of Santos' children.

Police discovered her body when a concerned citizen called and asked police to check on Santos' well-being. The third party caller told police Santos had been involved in a domestic dispute with a man earlier that night.

Police first sought Uvalle as a person of interest, but later found Santos' vehicle abandoned east of Mabton on Euclid Road. That led officers to conclude he was more than a person of interest.

"(The vehicle) has been impounded and will be held pending a search warrant, then processed for evidence as time permits," Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware said in a Friday afternoon press release.

At the time, Grandview police had classified Uvalle as a suspect in the case.

A little before 2 p.m. Friday, Sunnyside police located the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident, according to Ware.

The manner of Santos' death has not yet been determined. An autopsy was scheduled by the Yakima County Coroner's office at 10 a.m. today (Monday).

Uvalle is scheduled to be transferred to the Yakima County Detention Center.

Police are not releasing any further details regarding the case.

Santos' apartment was processed by the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab and that review wrapped up just before 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment