December 26, 2011 in Idaho, News

St. Maries woman, 18, shot to death on Christmas

Benewah County photo

Joseph Duane Herrera
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An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed on Christmas Day in Benewah County, Idaho, officials confirm.

Stefanie Comack died at Kootenai Medical Center after being shot in the head in St. Maries, officials say. Joseph Duane Herrera, 28, is in jail on a murder charge.

The shooting was reported at 11:43 a.m. on Sunday.

Comack worked as a certified nurse assistant at Valley Vista Care Center in St. Maries and graduated Kootenai Bridge Academy in 2011, according to her Facebook page.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday morning in Spokane, said Benewah County Coroner Ron Hodge.

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