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Man charged with murder in death of Spokane woman

Kelly Lynne Sallee’s body was found in June near Hauser Lake

July 29, 2015 Updated Wed., July 29, 2015 at 12:13 p.m.

Prosecutors accuse Patrick N. McGhee of paying to have sex with a Spokane woman, bringing her to Hauser Lake, Idaho, and eventually killing her with a ligature around the neck. A passerby found Kelly Lynne Sallee’s body June 11, partially submerged in a slough off the west side of Hauser Lake Road. Court documents say the killing happened sometime around June 7. McGhee, 47, of Hauser Lake, was arrested later in June for failing to report her death. His charges were updated during a court hearing Tuesday to include second-degree murder, destruction of evidence, interstate prostitute trafficking and procurement of a prostitute, all of which are felonies. Court documents say McGhee paid Sallee to have sex with him, and that he brought multiple women from Washington into Idaho to have sex with them since June 2014. Documents say he used bleach in an attempt to destroy his semen found on Sallee’s body. McGhee was arrested in Spokane and extradited to Idaho, where he was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on June 26. His bond was raised Tuesday from $250,000 to $1 million. Spokane and Kootenai County detectives worked together on the case.
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