October 21, 2009 in City

Man died of gunshot wound; love seat sought

By The Spokesman-Review
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the love seat and anyone who knows what Jesus J. Torres Valdovinos, 25, was doing Friday and Saturday to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

The man found dead near Green Bluff Sunday died of a single gunshot wound to the head, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced today.

Detectives are looking for a love seat that was recently removed from the home of victim Jesus Torres Valdovinos, 25.

Detectives searched his home Tuesday at 623 E. Vicksburg Ave. in north Spokane, where they found carpet impressions where a love seat had been.

A witness “familiar with the home” told detectives the love seat matches a couch still at the residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“Although they don’t yet know the significance of the missing piece of furniture, the fact that it has disappeared piqued their interest,” Sgt. Dave Reagan said in a news release.

The love seat may have been dumped along a road or alley in north Spokane or left in a vacant lot or trash pile, detectives said.

Valdovinos’ body was found wrapped in a pair of blankets along the shoulder of Day-Mt. Spokane Road by two women walking Sunday.

Anyone with information on the love seat is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

See what the love seat looks like here.

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