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Death Investigation

Posted 8/15/2013 1:20 PM by MDGREGORY

Yesterday, August 14th, 2013, at 3:45 p.m., hikers near the area commonly referred to as climbing rock on Upriver Drive, east of Upriver Dam, located a deceased male in the woods. Sheriff's Deputies responded and secured the scene until Major Crimes Detectives and Forensics took over the investigation.

Any time the Sheriff's Office investigates an unattended death, an investigation is completed to rule out any criminal activity. After the investigation at the scene was complete, the deceased male was released to the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy will be performed and their office will provide the identity and cause of death at a later time.