On the evening of 12-07-13, the Yakima Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of Greenway Street in Yakima in reference to a house fire. While combating the blaze, firefighters located a deceased female, later identified as Jerene Matta, inside the residence.
The subsequent investigation revealed that Ms. Matta had been murdered and that the fire had been intentionally set. Police also determined that several electronic items were missing from Ms. Matta’s residence.
Although the Yakima Police Department is currently following several leads, any information pertaining to anyone involved in the murder of Ms. Matta is encouraged to call the Yakima County Crime Stoppers or Yakima Police Major Crimes Detective Drew Shaw at 576-6791. Your information can be left anonymously.
Detective Drew Shaw
Major Crimes Unit
Crisis Negotiations Team
Yakima Police Department
200 S. 3rd Street
Cash America is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the 3 suspects. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000.