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Man arrested in connection to man found dead in north Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Matthew C. Bossard was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a man who was found dead in his bathroom Thursday morning in north Spokane.

Bossard, 35, was arrested for first-degree murder, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which ruled the incident a domestic violence homicide.

According to state records, Bossard is listed as a resident at the address where the deceased was discovered.

The victim’s name and cause of death have not been released.

Around 9:15 a.m., deputies were called to a residence in the 8600 block of North Whitehouse Drive by a woman, who said she was a caretaker and family member, who discovered an unconscious male in the bathroom covered in blood.

While the incident was initially ruled a suspicious death, the investigation continued throughout the day as detectives gathered information to make an arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators remained at the scene late Thursday and planned to return Friday to continue the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Bossard has a criminal history that includes possession, manufacturing or selling of a dangerous weapon, felony arson, burglary, and a felony controlled substance violation.

In 2014, Bossard and a woman were accused of attempting to burn down a Eugene, Oregon, pizza shop with moonshine, a story that gained national attention.