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Sheriff: Body of Spokane woman dumped in Lake Coeur d’Alene to conceal drug-related death

A Spokane woman whose body was found in Lake Coeur d’Alene in November died of “combined drug toxicity,” investigators said Tuesday.

Also, 27-year-old Kimberly Sue Vezina “most likely died in Washington and was transported to Idaho and dumped in the lake in an effort to conceal the incident,” Kootenai County Sheriff’s Lt. Stu Miller said.

Detectives have identified one or more people of interest in the case but are not releasing further information at this time, Miller said. The investigation will be sent to the county prosecutor when completed, he said.

Vezina’s body was recovered at Fuller’s Bay on the south end of the lake Nov. 9.

The coroner determined she died from the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, which is not the same as a drug overdose.