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Posted on: August 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Dive Team Recovers Body, Investigation Continues

 

UPDATE: Dive Team Recovers Body, Investigation Continues


 
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered a body from the Spokane River this afternoon.  

 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has the person’s remains and will work with Major Crimes Detectives to determine the person's identity.  It is unknown how long the remains have been in the water or what occurred prior to today’s recovery.

 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the person’s identity, along with cause and manner of death, when appropriate.   

 

The investigation continues, and no further information is available at this time.

 

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Dive Team and Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Report of Possible Body/Human Remains in the Spokane River 

 

Members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate a report of a possible submerged body, or human remains in the Spokane River.          

 

On August 11, 2022, at approximately 5:00 pm., a paddle boarder reported finding what appeared to be human remains submerged, in the Spokane River, downstream (northwest) of W. Rifle Club Road.     

 

Several agencies initially responded, but ultimately, members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and Major Crimes Detectives responded.  
 
 Due to the conditions, remote access, and nightfall, efforts were suspended for the evening, and the scene was secured.   Divers and Detectives returned this morning to continue the investigation.  

 

An update will be provided as soon as possible, when appropriate.

 

NOTE: There is no known vehicle in the river related to this incident.

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