David Rosales

A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of killing a 51-year-old Yakima woman found dead in her bedroom Monday.

Police are searching for 50-year-old David Rosales in Yolanda Tapia Cervera’s death.

Rosales was charged with second-degree murder, domestic violence, in Yakima County Superior Court Wednesday. An arrest warrant has been issued.

A charging document described Rosales as Cervera’s intimate partner and accuses him of choking her to death.

Police were responding to a call in the 200 block of South Naches Avenue when they found Cervera dead with suspicious marks on her body.

A Thursday autopsy by the King County Medical Examiner determined she died of strangulation, said Capt. Jay Seely.

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