Ader homicides shake community

February 12, 2012 6:18 p.m.  •  0 comments

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Crime scene investigators arrive Saturday afternoon at the house where three people—two juveniles and one adult woman—were found dead Friday night at 4411 N. Whitehouse St. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com

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“Every cop in the city is chomping at the bit to find this guy,” Sgt. Sean Nemec said.

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“It’s just so unfortunate,” said neighbor Shanda Smith as she places a lit candle at an impromptu memorial set for two juveniles and an adult woman found dead in what police are considering a triple homicide in a house at 4411 N. Whitehouse St. in North Spokane, Wash. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com

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After a candlelight vigil outside his home at 4411 N. Whitehouse St., Nick Ader, whose wife and two sons were murdered Friday, is consoled by friends Sunday afternoon Feb. 12, 2012.

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A photo Sunday of Nick Ader, his wife Tracy and their two sons is the centerpiece to a growing memorial to the murdered members of the family at the intersection of Heroy Avenue and Whitehouse Street.

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“A woman at the vigil contacted an officer. She told him that the car we were looking for was behind the Zip Trip. We rushed immediately over here and sure enough it was here,” Nemec said.

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Spokane Police have the blue 2007 Nissan Pathfinder towed from a parking lot of the Washington State Department of Ecology offices southwest of the Monroe Street and Wellesley Avenue intersection in north Spokane. Police believe the vehicle was stolen by Dustin Gilman,22, a suspect in a triple homicide Friday.

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Melted and lit candles mix on the curb at the Ader family memorial at Heroy Avenue and Whitehouse Street Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

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Spokane Police say they’ve located the body of suspected killer Dustin W. Gilman at 909 W. Hazard Rd., Monday in North Spokane County.


The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner’s van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. “He was found on a high cliff, making extraction difficult,” a news release posted on the police department’s Facebook page said. Gilman, 22, is suspected of killing a Spokane woman and her two young sons Friday night. He had been staying with the family.

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