Murder weapon used to kill Richland teen possibly recovered

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BENTON CITY, Wash. -- Richland police believe they may have found the murder weapon used to kill a Richland teen. It was said to have been stashed in a backpack and tossed in the Yakima River. Police tell KEPR the backpack has been recovered in Benton City.

17-year-old Josh Snapp was shot and killed on the 4th of July near the Horn Rapids ORV Park. The possible murder weapon had not been found.

Josh Hunt, 19, and John Young, 18, are both facing premeditated murder charges for the death of their friend.

Our colleagues at the Tri-City Herald reported the suspects admitted firing two-warning shots and told Snapp to start praying before he was murdered.

The paper also says surveillance video from the Conoco station in Benton City shows Hunt walking to the river with a backpack and returning without it.

Since the Fourth of July, dive-rescue crews and even a robot had searched the river unsuccessfully.Police said  they found it Monday where the men said they had dumped it.

Both men pleaded not guilty and are being held at the Benton County Jail.   

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