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Two found dead in South Hill apartment

Spokane Police are investigating an apparent double suicide, a male and a female in their 20s, in a house at 707 W. 13th Avenue Friday afternoon. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Police are investigating an apparent double suicide, a male and a female in their 20s, in a house at 707 W. 13th Avenue Friday afternoon. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Two people were found dead today in a South Hill apartment of an apparent double suicide, authorities said.

Police are continuing to investigate the scene at 707 W. 13th Avenue.

Police were alerted at 10:40 a.m. by a man who was staying at the apartment, who spotted a man’s body in one room and later found a woman’s body. Police said both appeared to be in their 20s.



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