January 13, 2014 in City

Identity of body pulled from Spokane River remains a mystery

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office asking for help ID’ing the woman
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The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River on Friday afternoon after an autopsy proved inconclusive.

A water rescue team recovered the body trapped in some fallen branches in the water about a mile east of the North Argonne Road bridge at around 4 p.m. Friday. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office finished an autopsy Monday that provided no clues as to the woman’s identity. Examiners reported no evidence of trauma was found on the body.

The dead woman is thought to have been in her 40s or 50s, around 5 feet tall and weighing about 145 pounds. She is described as a white or Native American woman with shoulder-length brown hair, and she was wearing a green sweater, black stretch pants and had no tattoos or jewelry when found, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Detectives are combing missing person’s records and have obtained fingerprints from the body, according to a news release. Anyone with tips on her identity is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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