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Posted on: May 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Your Help Requested as Detectives Work to Identify Assault Suspects

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Your Help Requested as Detectives Work to Identify Assault Suspects 


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the community's help as they work to identify the felony assault suspects who violently assaulted a female victim inside her home.  The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital for additional treatment.  


From the known Initial investigative information, this attack does not appear to be a random incident.  


Detectives would like everyone who may have home surveillance video on May 24, 2021, between the hours of 8:00 am. and 4:00 pm. that captures vehicle/pedestrian traffic on E. 16th Avenue (between the 14500 block and the 15100 block) or the north/south side roads (within a block or two) of this area of E. 16th Avenue, to call Detective Julian Covella at 509-477-3238, reference #10065647.  


** (A more exact location will not be provided to help protect the privacy of the victim)


Detective Covella would also like to speak with anyone the noticed any suspicious activity or may have information that could be helpful during this investigation.    


On May 24, 2021, at approximately 4:15 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of an assault at a residence on 16th Avenue in Spokane Valley.  


Deputies contacted the victim, who explained she was restrained and violently assaulted by two men.  She did not know how the men gained entry into her secured residence, and she was unable to identify the males as she lost consciousness during part of the attack.  The victim sustained serious injuries to her head and torso from being beaten and cut during the assault. 


Deputies checked the home and the surrounding area and did not locate any suspects.  


Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane County Forensic Unit personnel were called to the scene to collect evidence and document the scene.   With the initial information learned, Detectives do not believe this was a random incident, and the victim was the target of the attack.        


Detectives continue to investigate this violent assault and would like the help of the public.  Anyone with video or information regarding this incident is urged to call Detective Covella at 509-477-3238.   

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