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Homicide Investigation

Posted 11/20/2012 3:07 PM by KWESTBERG

On Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012, at about 3:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake for a death investigation. When they arrived on scene, it was determined that the cause of death was homicidal in nature. The scene was secured and Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Forensics Unit responded to the scene.

Major Crimes Detectives spent the morning and early afternoon hours processing the scene. The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Amber Roberts. Roberts was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of Murder.

An autopsy will be completed today and the Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the victim at a later time.