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Body found in Spokane River near Peaceful Valley

Emergency crews recover a body found floating facedown in the Spokane River, Oct. 21, 2016, near Peaceful Valley. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

A woman’s body was found in the Spokane River near the Peaceful Valley neighborhood early Friday morning.

A homeowner along the river spotted the body floating in the water near their gazebo and called police, said Spokane Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. Once it was determined the woman was dead, a recovery effort of her remains was led by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office and Spokane Police Department.

Witnesses who saw the recovery say the woman was partially nude. They also said the woman’s body showed no visible signs of homicide.

The Spokane Police Department was not available for comment.