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June 25, 2010 in City
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Travis Melcher stands at the front door of the Spokane, Wash. home of his mother, Bev Saruwatari, who died 20 days after an encounter with the Spokane Police. Melcher is trying to get information on why that encounter happened.

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Travis Melcher sits on the front steps of his mother’s home holding a note left by his brother, who committed suicide after her death.

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A portrait of Jerud Melcher who committed suicide after the death of his mother, Bev Sarumatari.

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Travis Melcher holds a portrait of his mother, Bev Saruwatari, who died 20 days after an encounter with the Spokane police at her home.

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Travis Melcher sits with Shaylee, the dog that belonged to his mother, Bev Saruwatari, who died 20 days after an encounter with the Spokane police at her home. Melcher now lives in the house and takes care of the dog.

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Travis Melcher stands with portraits of his mother, Bev Saruwatari, and his brother Jerud Melcher on June 17, 2010, at his home.