The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, in coordination with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS), through the IAFIS (integrated automated fingerprint identification system) has confirmed the identity of the woman who was found in the Spokane River near E. Empire on January 10, 2014.
The identification was confirmed as:
Rosalba Robayo Blanco, date of birth 12/13/1953.
The identification through IAFIS confirms individual identification via fingerprint comparisons between a fingerprint obtained by the Office of the Medical Examiner during the autopsy and prints obtained from this individual in California in 1988. Due to the time period that has elapsed since being in California in 1988, it is possible that she may have modified or changed her name.
The Medical Examiner’s Office is asking the public to contact this office or the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office if information is known about this individual, especially possible next-of-kin.