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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011, 10 A.M.

Sex offender probed in Moore homicide

A sex offender arrested on suspicion of rape last week has been identified as a suspect in the homicide of a woman whose body was found near an east Spokane warehouse in August.

Derrick Ross Vargas, 24, has not been charged in the death of Evon M. Moore, 48, but detectives have searched his apartment and vehicle, Spokane Police Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said Thursday

 Vargas was released from federal prison on Aug. 2 after serving about four years for a sex crime.

Moore’s body was found near Riverside Avenue and Ralph Street on Aug. 13.

Vargas was driving a red early ‘90s Chevrolet pickup when he was arrested last week.

The truck matches the description of a vehicle caught on surveillance camera in the area where Moore’s body was found.

Read the rest of my story here.

Past coverage:

Sept. 23: Recently released sex offender arrested for rape

Aug. 15: Slain woman was dedicated student, family says

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