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Fundraiser going on for homicide victim

Friends and family of homicide victim Evon M. Moore are holding a car wash today to raise money for her memorial. Moore's daughter, Tarah Krivenko, said she expects to be at West Buckeye Avenue and North Division Street for several more hours today, along with Moore's partner of 10 years, Marzelle Gower.

Krivenko said donations have been coming in none stop, and strangers have volunteered to help.

Spokane police still are trying to determine how Moore (pictured) ended up dead behind an east Spokane warehouse on Saturday, and who put her there.

She was studying at Spokane Community College to be a legal administrative assistant. Moore's memorial is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellseley Ave.

Funeral today for senior SPD volunteer

Members of the law enforcement community will say goodbye to one of its own today.

Senior volunteer Eugene “Gene” LaLiberte, 91, will be remembered at a ceremony 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way.

At his request, he will be laid to rest wearing his volunteer uniform. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum.

Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said LaLiberte “will always have a place of honor” in the department.

“Gene was a pillar of volunteerism,” she said in a prepared statement. “He is irreplaceable and will be truly missed.”

Read my story here.

In addition to volunteering with SPD and other activities, LaLiberte dressed as Santa Claus at Spokane International Airport each Christmas Eve for more than 30 years.

He was featured in this Christmas Day article in 2006.

Prison guard’s family prepares for funeral

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The family of slain Monroe prison guard Jayme Biendl released a statement through police Thursday saying they are devastated by the loss. 

They thank law enforcement and the community for their support but don't want to talk to media.

The family says it is focusing on memories and preparing for the memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Comcast Center in Everett.

Biendl was strangled Saturday night in the chapel at the prison.

An inmate suspected of the killing, Byron Scherf, is jailed in Everett for the investigation.

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