A body was discovered Wednesday morning near Washington State University’s Spokane campus.
Officer John O’Brien, Spokane Police Department spokesman, said a motorist noticed the man at around 7:30 a.m. on the grassy bank of the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites along Spokane Falls Boulevard and called 911. Firefighters and paramedics were first to arrive and determined the person was deceased.
O’Brien said the death is being treated as a homicide, as are all unattended deaths. He said there is no evidence yet to suggest the death is linked to a body that was discovered by a hiker Monday in the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park, or a woman who was found in a dumpster near the Goodwill store on the South Hill Friday.
The deceased male’s identity will be released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The westbound lane of Spokane Falls Boulevard was closed for several hours but reopened at about 11 a.m.
Police ask anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
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