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The original item was published from 12/26/2022 10:14:54 PM to 1/10/2023 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Homicide

Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Homicide

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 29400 block of N. Dalton Road in North Spokane County.  

***  Investigators are attempting to locate a male (person of interest), with a medium/large dog observed in the area, who may have information regarding this incident.   The male is described as white, approximately 25 years old, 5’10”, slim/average build, clean-shaven, wearing dark clothing, and carrying a briefcase or bag.  The male is possibly associated with or driving a dark-colored SUV. 

Anyone with information regarding this male or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area this evening is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10171903.

On December 26, 2022, at approximately 6:25 pm, Deputies responded to a suspicious death call at a residence in the 29400 block of N. Dalton Road, south of Deer Park.  

Arriving Deputies found an older adult male deceased inside the home and recognized signs of a possible burglary.  Deputies secured the scene to preserve evidence and summoned Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane County Forensics personnel to the scene.

This investigation is in its initial stages as Detectives start conducting interviews and work to obtain a search warrant for the home.  Once a valid search warrant is granted, they will begin collecting evidence and piecing together facts and information to learn what occurred.   

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the decedent, along with a cause and manner of death, at a later time, when appropriate.   

Detectives have determined this is a homicide and will remain at the scene throughout the night as this investigation continues.  No additional information is available at this time.  

Anyone with information regarding the male noted above or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area this evening is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10171903.

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