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Posted on: February 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] “Tip”: Detectives Attempting to ID Citizen who Helped Motorist


“Tip”: Detectives Attempting to ID Citizen who Helped Motorist   

Following up a “Tip”, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Detectives are attempting to identify a motorist that stopped to help another motorist in December of 2015 who lost several 5 gallon buckets from the bed of his truck in the Hauser Lake or Post Falls area.

Major Crimes Detectives, investigating the Bret Snow homicide, received a “Tip” that evidence may have been concealed in several white or yellow 5 gallon buckets filled with cement.  According to the information, these buckets were being transported in the back of a blue 1998 Ford Ranger with a canopy in the area of Prairie Avenue between Highway 53 & Highway 41 when they fell out of the truck and onto the roadway. 

The driver of the Ranger stopped to pick the buckets up and is believed to have been assisted by one or more “Good Samaritans” who stopped to help.

The buckets were believed to be white or yellow 5 gallon plastic buckets and would have been heavy due to the cement reported to have been used to conceal and encased the evidence.

The associated photos are of the Ford Ranger believed to have been involved. 

This incident is believed to have occurred around the time frame of December 2015.

If you stopped to assist a motorist under similar circumstances during this time frame, witnessed something similar, or have information regarding this investigation, you are urged to call Major Crimes Detective Lyle Johnston at 509-477-3191.


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