Friends remember Kennewick murder victim

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Days after his murder, one of Frank Palmer's closest friends is thinking about how different his life will be without the 24-year old.

"I didn't know his time was going to be up," explained friend Thomas Doyle.

A make-shift memorial sits on the lawn outside a duplex on East Eighth in Kennewick, the scene of Friday's murder. The neighborhood, is still in shock.

"When I heard the's a question mark," says Doyle.

Frank's body was found Friday morning after police received a 9-1-1 call from inside the home on East Eighth Street. The man suspected of killing him, Grant Scantling, lead a state-wide man hunt. Scatling was caught hours after the murder in Spokane. He was brought back to Benton County where he's behind bars on suspicion of first degree murder. The arrest is little comfort to Frank's family and friends.

"He's a good guy and cares. He used to always walk with me and he helps a lot of people," says Doyle.

They remember Frank as being honest and loyal, always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Those who knew him best talk about his love for music, spending time with his friends, enjoying the outdoors often going on trail-walks.

The two spent a lot of time together, passing time at a park on Eighth Street. Now, Doyle makes the trip alone.

"It's going to be hard. Just gotta move forward and I know he's going to be missed a lot," said Doyle.

A young man full of life, that was cut short.

KEPR spoke with the Benton County prosecutor and confirmed that murder suspect Grant Scantling will make an appearance in front of a judge to be formally charged Monday morning.