April 22, 2013 in City

Man found dead Sunday at marijuana-growing site committed suicide

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The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office says a man found dead Sunday night committed suicide. The office identified the man as Warren C. Schrempp Jr., 62.

Schrempp was found dead along with an illegal marijuana growing operation at a foreclosed home on Spokane’s South Hill.

A locksmith was at the home on the 4500 block of East Sumac Drive changing locks when he smelled marijuana and noticed a car in the garage, a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The locksmith left the home and called the real estate agent, who called police around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sheriff’s detectives found a sliding door open and announced their presence, the release said. The sheriff’s office says detectives heard a muffled gunshot and backed away.

A SWAT team responded with a search warrant and found the body and marijuana.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner said Schrempp died of a gunshot wound to the head.

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