Brother-in-law arrested in Kelso beating death

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KELSO -- Cowlitz County sheriff's officers have arrested a brother-in-law of a man found fatally beaten a week ago behind the Kelso home where he was staying.

The Daily News of Longview reports that 38-year-old Sergey Fedoruk of Kelso was arrested Monday for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of Serhiy Ishchenko.

A sheriff's spokesman says Fedoruk has been held in the Cowlitz County Jail on a probation violation since Aug. 1, the day the body was discovered.

Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says blood on a sweatshirt Fedoruk was said to be wearing the night of the killing tested positive for Ischenko's DNA.

County Coroner Tim Davidson said the 48-year-old victim died of multiple blunt-force traumatic injuries.

Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com