Posted 5/14/2013 12:06 PM by MDGREGORY
On May 8th, 2013, management at The Crosslands Economy Studio Hotel in Spokane Valley reported suspicious items left behind by a tenant whose rental period had expired.
Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies Ken Dodge and James Ebel responded and found the motel room packed with a variety of household items. These items are the type you would expect to see in an elderly persons home.
They searched through the belongings looking for an indicator of ownership and found the name of a female with a St. Maries, Idaho address. Spokane Valley Detectives contacted the St. Maries Police Department who were familiar with the recently deceased female
and her husband, who was also deceased. They checked the home and found the door kicked open and the interior ransacked. The items from the hotel were collected and turned over to the St. Maries Police who will continue the investigation.