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By Brandon Cline

Wishram man killed: Shot, then body dumped


A 40-year-old Wishram man was killed after being shot in the face and then pushed out of a vehicle in Wishram on June 30. Wishram resident Michael Matteson, 59, has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge as well as tampering with evidence.

Joseph Flock was found unresponsive and bleeding from his mouth in the middle of the road at the intersection of Boulder Drive and Ross Road in Wishram and was declared dead on-scene by paramedics, according to court documents. Law enforcement officials initially believed that Flock died due to being hit by a vehicle.

A witness observed Matteson cleaning his vehicle with bleach and a vacuum cleaner in his driveway at his home on the night of the...

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