Authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Ellensburg, Wash., man in connection with his brother-in-law's death.
Fifty-four-year-old Russell Ray was last seen June. His body was discovered March 9 near Ellensburg, and it was identified last week.
The Yakima Herald-Republic says Ray's brother-in-law Christopher Foley appeared Monday before a Kittitas County judge Monday in connection with his death and disappearance. Foley was lodged into Kittitas County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.
Undersheriff Clayton Myers says Ray died of blunt force trauma. Deputies said Foley had been a suspect in Ray's disappearance for some time. He was arrested Friday on a charge of second-degree murder after an interview with his attorney present.