Walker Police admit that their investigation into the apparent murder of Yolanda Reyes this spring has been hampered by a language barrier. 

Reyes' body was found in a construction site some weeks after she disappeared, but police discovered that witnesses and persons-of-interest were mostly Spanish-speakers.  

Deputy Walker Chief Greg Long told WOOD TV it definitely slowed down the investigation, having to find another police department that could loan them a detective with the proper language skills. 

Long says they're always looking to hire bilingual officers, but Walker's Hispanic population is only five percent and the need arises rarely.