May 16, 2006
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Remembering…one year later

One year ago, three bodies were discovered in a house in the Wolf Lodge area east of Coeur d’Alene. Two children were missing. The murder victims were Mark McKenzie, the home owner, Brenda Groene Matthews, his girlfriend, and Slade Groene, her 13-year-old son. Missing were Shasta and Dylan Groene, Brenda’s youngest children. While Shasta was later found alive, the pain of the loss of the Mark, Brenda, and Slade—and later Dylan—is ever present to their families. This week marks one year since the discovery of the first three victims. Reporter Taryn Brodwater interviewed family members about their loved ones, who have slipped from the public eye since the joyful return of young Shasta.

The Spokesman-Review
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