January 29, 2011 in City, News

Police investigating car in river

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The Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter circles the Spokane River above Upriver Dam in search of evidence or bodies from a car found in the river on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, just off Upriver Drive upstream from the dam. The car was found empty and the Spokane Police are still trying to figure out who was driving it. Skid marks spotted by a deputy on patrol led to the car’s discovery.
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At 11:24 a.m. today, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy spotted skid marks on Upriver Drive, just east of Upriver Dam. He found the skid marks led to a spot on the Spokane River bank where part of a tree was broken off.

Sheriff’s divers found a car about 30 feet from shore. It was empty. The scene was investigated as a crime scene and the sheriff’s helicopter searched the area for any bodies or evidence from the scene, but what exactly happened isn’t clear. Spokane Police are investigating.

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