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Posted on: September 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Investigators Work to Identify Female Found in River-May Not be From Local Area

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Investigators Work to Identify Female Found in River 


Unsuccessful thus far, Spokane County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives, in conjunction with the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, continue to work diligently toward identifying the deceased adult female recovered from the Spokane River on September 15, 2018.


Major Crimes Detectives have received several tips, which they continue to follow up and investigate, but so far, the women’s identity has not yet been learned.  


With no known missing person reports or substantive tips matching her description found in the local area, coupled with other known indicators which suggests she was not homeless/transient, it is possible she may not be from the local area.        


Investigators are releasing additional information with the hope of learning her identity while answering some of the questions our community has asked as tips were received.   They also ask for assistance with any tips or information that could help identify this female and/or what occurred prior to the discovery of her body. 


Updated Description: 

White female, approximately 5’03” & 120 lbs.

Estimated 40-60 years of age

14” long dark hair with flecks/speckling of gray in an intricate bun/pony tail using numerous barrettes 

No Tattoos, a small scar on her back

Pierced Ears

 

She was wearing tan Outer Edge cargo zipper pants/shorts (medium), a black/white lightweight long-sleeved hoodie (Your ♥ Clothing with a California Republic design) with a bright floral print shirt/swim top underneath, “Pink” black/gray shorts, brown Keen sandals, silver neckless and earrings.  Her body is estimated to have been in the river for a week or more east of Harvard Road.  The current of the river may have carried her body during that time from the east to the Harvard Road area.  Detective have been focusing on the area from Barker Road to the east as they check for evidence.  


If you can assist Detectives learn the identity of this female or have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference #10130020.


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Detectives Ask for Your Help Identifying Female Found in River


Spokane County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives, working with the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office are attempting to identify the deceased adult female recovered from the Spokane River on September 15, 2018 and are requesting your help.


Attempts to identify the recovered female thus far have not been successful.   She is a white female with dark hair and was wearing the pictured clothing.  


If you can assist Detectives after viewing these photos or have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference #10130020.


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Original Press Release from September 15, 2018


Body Discovered in Spokane River


Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported body found in the Spokane River, east of Harvard Road in Spokane County.


On September 15, 2018, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a passerby reported finding a body, off the shoreline, in the Spokane River east of Harvard Rd.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Spokane Valley Fire personnel responded to the scene and confirmed the report.


With the circumstances unknown, Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.


The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the decedent pending positive identification, along with cause and manner of death when appropriate to do so. 


At this time, no further information is available.  

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