It’s not hard to rattle off the names of notorious criminals in the recent past of the Inland Northwest. Joseph Duncan. Robert Yates Jr. Kevin Coe.
But long before these names appeared in the newspapers, other killers and criminals captivated the region’s attention and filled the news pages.
For this special series, reporter Meghann M. Cuniff went deep into The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Daily Chronicle archives to unearth the stories of killers whose names used to be right on the tips of residents’ tongues.